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IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said lamb prices are firm this week with factories paying from €4.65 to €4.75 with some top prices of €4.80 and more for groups and larger lots. He said all plants have now moved on to 22kgs carcase weights.

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IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said lambs are a bit tighter at the factories this week, and with sterling back at 88p/€, the influx and influence of Northern lamb imports will be less.

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IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the factories are offering from €4.70 to €4.90/kg for lambs this week. He said that in some parts of the country supplies are tight and factories are anxious for lambs. He said carcase weights are up to 22kgs.

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IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the lamb trade has settled this week with supplies back following the Eid festival, and factories are paying €4.85 to €4.95/kg to get lambs.

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IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the factories increased the lamb kill in the lead into the Muslim festival of Eid on September 2nd. He said the kill increased to 61,623 last week and is likely to be higher again for the next two weeks.

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