IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the hogget trade remains very solid with up to €6.20/kg being paid by factories to get numbers. He said there was a great sale of lamb legs across all the main retailers over the Easter, which has helped the trade. He said many retailers were out completely sold out of legs.
The spring lamb trade is also strong with numbers very tight and prices of €100 with the weight in the marts. At the factories prices are running at up to €7.00/kg.
John Lynskey said in the UK EBLEX report hoggets at £4.46/kg which is the equivalent of €6.43/kg including VAT.