EID changes still attracting opposition
Minister Creed has announced significant changes to the proposed implementation of mandatory electronic of all sheep but farm organisations, farmers and ICOS are voicing their disapproval.
Sheep trends: factories scoping out the market
Some factories have made attempts this week to pull back quotes, while others are holding strong.
Factories turning attention to 2019 lamb supplies
There is much uncertainty around lamb supplies next spring, so factories are looking to safeguard supplies by encouraging farmers and specialist finishers to have lambs available for March and April.
Variations in lamb clipping charges imposed by factories
Processors were asked if they had charges in place for clipping and if so, what they were for lambs falling into category A, B or C as classified under the CLP.