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IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade remains vibrant, with farmers getting €6.20/kg. He said supplies are extremely tight and there is lot of competition between the plants looking for stock.

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IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has said the lamb market continues to drive on this week with farmers securing €5.65/kg for lambs and prices reported as high as €5.85/kg for larger lots. In addition, he said the ewe trade was active with factories paying €3.20 plus for lots.

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IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the sheep trade remains steady with factories paying €5.10/kg and top prices of €5.20/kg paid in places. He said the ewe trade has also picked up with prices varying from €2.80 to €3.00/kg.

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IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the lamb prices are rising driven by a strong trade and very scarce supplies. He said the factories are struggling to get numbers to meet market demand and have increased prices to €4.70/kg up to 22.5kg carcase weight in places.

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