The lamb trade has been stronger this week, with competition improving on the back of tighter supplies and factory agents and butchers locking horns. Prices have increased in many marts to the tune of €2 to €4.

Lambs weighing 46kg to 50kg range in price from €125 to €133, with small numbers exceeding this mark and rising to €135 and higher. Lambs weighing 43kg to 45kg are trading from €118 to €125, depending on quality, while lighter-fleshed lots weighing 40kg to 41kg are trading in the main from €118 to €122.