46,789 sheep were slaughtered in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine plants during the week commencing December 30th.
- Lambs/hoggets: 40,968;
- Spring lambs: 0;
- Ewes and rams: 5,821;
- Light lambs: 0
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.