Northern Ireland
Lambs holding firm as hogget supplies plummet
Kieran Mailey
Fat lambs are a solid trade in NI with little movement on prices, although hoggets are getting harder to source
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Tight supplies buoys beef price
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13 December 2023 Northern Ireland