The lamb trade in factories has burst into life since the start of the week, with prices increasing by 15c/kg to 20c/kg in many cases and producers trading at the top of the market securing returns of €5.50/kg to €5.60/kg.

Looking at the quotes table, Kildare Chilling has maintained its recent upward movement with another increase of 10c/kg, leaving it on a base price of €5.30/kg plus 10c/kg quality assurance (QA).