Following further strengthening in the live lamb trade at the end of last week, prices have settled since the start of the week.

Good-quality fleshed lambs weighing 50kg plus are trading from €125 for lambs with an average-to-good cover of flesh to €130 to €134 for well-fleshed lambs. Butcher interest pushed prices in a small number of cases to €135/head. Lighter slaughter-fit lambs weighing 47kg to 49kg are trading from €115 to €126 per head depending on condition.