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Eid al-Adha may provide a temporary reprieve from falling lamb prices

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Photo Brian Farrell

Photo Brian Farrell

Shaheer Bin Saqib and his brother Abul Ahad Bin Saqib at Croke Park last year during the celebration of Eid al-Adha — this weekend’s event could benefit trade for the coming week. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Shaheer Bin Saqib and his brother Abul Ahad Bin Saqib at Croke Park last year during the celebration of Eid al-Adha — this weekend’s event could benefit trade for the coming week. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Prices for 45-50kg lambs averaged €155-€165/hd at Carnew

Prices for 45-50kg lambs averaged €155-€165/hd at Carnew

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Photo Brian Farrell

After last week’s slash and burn of between 50-60kg in relation to lamb quotes, yesterday saw the majority of the factory representatives I spoke with predicting a possible improvement in prices as this week goes on.

That’s not definite,” was the rider quickly added, however. Asked how the trade was at the sales-end, various phrases were used by factory agents, some of them printable, some less so. Those printable generally took the guise of: “Difficult, but we’ll see how the week develops.”


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