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How many sheep were slaughtered in the ROI last week?

Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database indicate that last week’s sheep kill stood at 50,962.

Breakdown:

  • Lambs/hoggets: 43,426;
  • Spring lambs: 0;
  • Ewes and rams: 7,536;
  • Light lambs: 0.

The inclusion of last week’s figure brought the cumulative sheep kill to 154,685.

Sheep quotes:

Plants are quoting between €5.50-€5.70/kg for lambs this week, with up to €5.75/kg being paid for up to 23.5kgs. Ewes are ranging from €3.00-€3.10/kg.

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