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Festival of joy for farmers as Eid demand drives lamb price rises of up to 20c/kg

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These 40 ram lambs, averaging 35kg, sold for €83 a head at Dowra mart. Photo: Brian Farrell

These 40 ram lambs, averaging 35kg, sold for €83 a head at Dowra mart. Photo: Brian Farrell

These 40 ram lambs, averaging 35kg, sold for €83 a head at Dowra mart. Photo: Brian Farrell

Prices are on the rise, with factories yesterday digging deeper into their cheque books to guarantee supplies ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

When it comes to lamb, Dawn Ballyhaunis are the biggest movers, up 20c/kg to €5.50+10c/kg quality assurance.


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