Importation of lamb meat strongly critisied by local farm official

Sheep farmers and farm officials have strongly criticised the import of lamb meat by Irish Country Meats (ICM), which is claimed is a clear attempt to undermine prices for sheep farmers.

At the centre of this latest storm is the delivery of a consignment of 1,100 lamb carcases, 23 tonnes of sheep meat, which left GB yesterday, and arrived at ICM in Camolin, Co. Wexford this morning.

Local IFA official and sheep farmer Kevin Comiskey says Farmers are outraged that factories in the same week as they attempt to pull the price of lambs and hoggets, would use imported lamb to fill orders.

Speaking to Ocean FM, Mr Comiskey has confirmed that they have sought an urgent meeting with ICM.