The recent positive performance in Irish sheepmeat markets is well documented, with sheep producers enjoying a relatively good year.

It is not just Irish sheep producers, however, who are benefiting from the supply-demand balance being in producers' favour – the sheepmeat trade across all EU countries is currently flourishing. The latest European Commission price dashboard shows EU prices for heavy lambs (>13kg carcase weight) at an average of €5.90/kg and running 12.9% above the corresponding period in 2019.