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How many sheep were processed last week?

46,789 sheep were slaughtered in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine plants during the week commencing December 30th.

Breakdown:

  • Lambs/hoggets: 40,968;
  • Spring lambs: 0;
  • Ewes and rams: 5,821;
  • Light lambs: 0

Factory quotes

Factories are quoting between €5.35-€5.40/kg for lambs with some securing €5.45-€5.50/kg; €3.00-€3.10/kg is being paid for ewes.

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