Sheep throughput for the week was 46,895. This figure is down 15,047 head on last week’s throughput figure. This has been down to a lowering of prices in recent weeks, along with the disruptions to processing plants by the farmer protests. To date so far this year, 1,834,344 sheep have gone through Irish processing plants. This figure is down on last year’s figure of 1,991,619. This is a reduction of 8%, so far this year.
Price for lamb has increased slightly again this week, back up 2 c/kg to 433.52c/kg. This price is a 21c reduction on the price of lamb for the same period in 2018.