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Farmer woe as 10-20c/kg slashed off lamb quotes

Recovery expected ahead of Eid al-Adha but anger over ‘galling’ rise in imports from North

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Photo Brian Farrell

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Lakeside living: Sheep at Cavetown Lake, Co Roscommon. Photos: Gerry Faughnan

Lakeside living: Sheep at Cavetown Lake, Co Roscommon. Photos: Gerry Faughnan

Sheep near Woodbrook, Co Roscommon. Photo: Gerry Faughnan

Sheep near Woodbrook, Co Roscommon. Photo: Gerry Faughnan

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Photo Brian Farrell

Last week despite complaining that the trade had become difficult at the sales end, factory bosses actually raised their quotes for spring lamb and cull ewes by 5-20c/kg.

This week, however, they drop their quotes for lamb by 10-20c/kg, although cull prices are unchanged.


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