Sheep trade: Spring lamb supplies down by 25% this year in Ireland

Published May 23, 2023

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The supply of spring lambs has fallen by 25% or 15,500 head compared to last year, according to latest sheep kill figures from the Department of

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Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). While the spring lamb supply is back, the hogget supply is up by 5%, or 41,800 head, due to a larger carryover of last year’s crop of lambs. The overall sheep kill is up by just over 28,000 head or 3% to date this year and trade is remaining fairly positive overall from a price perspective. Sheep trade – hoggets Kildare Chilling is quoting €7.20/kg plus a 10c/kg Quality Assurance (QA) bonus, bringing its offering for hoggets to €7.30/kg this week. This outlet is paying up to 23kg carcass weight. Advertisement Irish Country Meats (ICM) is quoting €7.05/kg plus a 20c/kg QA bonus for hoggets, bringing its offering to €7.25/kg up to 23kg carcass weight. Other outlets are quoting €7.00/kg plus a 15c/kg QA bonus for hoggets, bringing their price offerings to €7.15/kg up to 23kg carcass weight, consistent with last week. Spring lamb For spring lambs, Kildare Chilling is not quoting a price this week. ICM is quoting €7.60/kg plus a 20c/kg QA ...
Source: AgriLand
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