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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

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.

Like the late Jack Charlton's soccer philosophy of launch it high and long into the opposition box and see what happens, Dawn seem intent on shaking up the opposition.