Spring lambs sell to €140 in Mountbellew Mart
Saturday’s sale had a much larger entry of cull ewes and hoggets, while there was an excellent trade for a strong entry of ewes with lambs at foot.
Successive cuts dent sheep farmer income
Lamb prices are running €20 to €25 behind the corresponding period in 2018.
Sheep Trends: bruising week for sheep farmers
Factory quotes for spring lamb have fallen from 20c/kg to 60c/kg, while interest in hoggets has also waned.
Sheep Watch: factories inflict €7 to €10 price cuts
Agents have been curtailed in their purchasing activity, with differences apparent between regions.