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11/4/2019 Loughrea Sheep Mart
Michael Conroy from Headford loads up his newly bought Spring Lamb at Loughrea Mart.
Photo Brian Farrell

11/4/2019 Loughrea Sheep Mart Michael Conroy from Headford loads up his newly bought Spring Lamb at Loughrea Mart. Photo Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell

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11/4/2019 Loughrea Sheep Mart Michael Conroy from Headford loads up his newly bought Spring Lamb at Loughrea Mart. Photo Brian Farrell

Factory quotes for lamb fell yesterday by between 10-30c/kg, while the quotes offered for cull ewes by the main processors were either up 5c/kg or down 10c/kg.

On the lamb side, the ICM group and Dawn Ballyhaunis are now all on €5.20+10c/kg quality assurance - that's a drop of 20c and 30c/kg respectively.

Kildare Chilling is paying 20c/kg less for lambs at €5.30+10c/kg QA, with Kepak Athleague easier by 10c/kg at €5.25/kg+15c/kg QA.