The sheep trade is in a more challenging position this week. All factories eased back quotes by 10c/kg over the weekend, with a number of plants also reducing quotes for Thursday by another 10c/kg.

The exception to this is Kildare Chilling and Ballon Meats. Kildare Chilling lead the quotes table with a base quote of €6.00/kg along with its 10c/kg quality assurance (QA) bonus. Ballon Meats has also reduced its quote by 10c/kg with its all-in quote at €5.90/kg.