IFA calls on factories to ‘stabilise sheep trade’

IFA calls on factories to ‘stabilise sheep trade’


Irish meat factories have been called on to “stop the lamb price cuts and stabilise the market at a time when farmers are weaning lambs and finding they are coming in quicker than usual”.

The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) national sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy, said with some factories dropping prices below €5.00/kg, “sheep farming is becoming unviable”.

Dennehy said prices are ranging from €4.85/kg to €5.00/kg with some top prices of €5.10/kg including bonuses. He said ewes are making up to €3.00/kg.

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Breifne O’Brien