Lamb market: strong demand and tight supply

The lamb market has re-opened strongly today with factories offering from €5.70 to €5.80/kg for lambs.

The IFA says prices are ranging from €5.65/kg to as high as €5.85/kg for suitable lambs.

Sean Dennehy says strong market demand and tight supplies are driving the trade. With Easter on the first week of April, factories are looking to get supplies at this stage.

In addition, he said there is some pent up demand in the trade due to the weather problems of last week. He said the message from factories to agents is to gather everything they can and don’t let anything slip by.


Livestock sales in Ballymote and Mohill 

Some farming events cancelled last week have been rescheduled.

The big annual dry cow sale will go ahead on Saturday in Mohill and the weanling sale in Ballymote goes ahead this Thursday while a special Aberdeen Angus sale has been rescheduled for next Thursday the 15th March in Ballymote.