For the week ended 19th January 2020, a total of 50,962 sheep were processed. This figure is down 1,184 sheep on the figure for week three in 2019.
The average factory price for lambs in Ireland for the week ended 19th January was €5.02/kg excluding VAT. This price represents 12c/kg increase on the price for the same week last year.
The GB lamb price for last week was £4.55/kg, which equates to €5.35/kg. Northern Ireland lamb prices are currently standing at €4.95/kg. (£4.21/kg)
Base quotes this week are showing signs of great variability, with quotes being offered between €5.20/kg to €5.50/kg with prices for QA lambs running 10c/kg higher as a bonus in factories.