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