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John Large: Tips for maximising profit margins and reducing labour

The increase in lamb prices won’t result in a more profitable enterprise on its own – there are things you need to do to increase your margins

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Wise words: John Large says, 'to justify a good return for your time and effort, a net margin of €40-50 per ewe is required.' Photos: Ray Ryan

Wise words: John Large says, 'to justify a good return for your time and effort, a net margin of €40-50 per ewe is required.' Photos: Ray Ryan

Wise words: John Large says, 'to justify a good return for your time and effort, a net margin of €40-50 per ewe is required.' Photos: Ray Ryan

Now that lamb prices have pushed on over €7/kg the profitability potential for the sector may encourage flock expansion and attract new entrants.

However, an increase in lamb prices alone will not result in a more profitable enterprise.


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