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Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT
Factory May 21st Ewes Hoggets Spring Lamb
Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday 260 550+10QA
ICM Camolin Tuesday 250 450+10QA 550+10QA
ICM Navan Tuesday 250 450+10QA 550+10QA
Kepak Athleague Tuesday 260 550+15QA
Kildare Chilling Tuesday 270+10QA 450+10QA 555+10QA
Moyvalley Meats Tuesday 550

IFA President Joe Healy said it is essential that the €100m Brexit beef package is targeted to the farmers who need it most.  It must be paid without delay and there must be no strings attached.

 

“This fund was secured after a lot of hard work and lobbying by IFA. It’s for farmers – not for factories, agents or dealers. We will insist it is paid quickly and directly to farmers.”

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IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has accused the factories of completely undermining the lamb price with total disregard for sheep farm incomes.

 

He said “The price-cutting tactics of the factories in the last two weeks have plunged the sheep sector into an income crisis”.

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IFA President Joe Healy said the clarification by Minister Creed that the 30-month age restriction for export to Japan has been removed is a welcome step towards reducing processor specification requirements.

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Domestic Market

The Irish market remains quiet due to the time of year. There will be a carryover of barley stocks going into the next harvest however the majority of the wheat should be cleared. Planting is virtually finished apart from a little maize and potato planting. In general crops look in good condition as they have received adequate rainfall compared to other European areas.

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