Truckloads of lambs arriving from the UK: ‘It’s a disgrace’- ICSA

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“Imports of lambs are causing huge disruption for local farmers who can’t even get quotes for such animals. At the same time they see truckloads of lambs arriving on UK-registered lorries. It’s a disgrace.”

This strongly-worded message was from the Sheep Committee chair of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) – Sean McNamara. He made the comment as he called on the Department of Agriculture to publish the number of lambs that have been imported from Northern Ireland and Great Britain since the beginning of the year.

He explained: “Processors are constantly playing a numbers game with their suppliers. They are using these imported lambs to keep prices down.

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