The sheep trade recorded further upward movement this week, with factory quotes generally 10c/kg stronger in cases. This movement largely occurred over the weekend, with factories keen to entice higher numbers out at the start of the week.

Kildare Chilling continues to set the pace with a 10c/kg increase on last week’s quote bringing its base quote to €5.50/kg plus 10c/kg quality assurance (QA). This leaves sellers with QA lamb in a good selling position and securing returns of €5.60/kg without any negotiations.