The latest market information for January to May shows the effect of tighter hogget supplies on Irish sheepmeat exports. The volume of sheepmeat exported was recorded at 19,195t, a fall of 7% or 1,473t on the corresponding period in 2018.

The reduction is not surprising when you take account that hogget throughput fell by 88,923 head while ewe and ram throughput reduced by 30,032 head.