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Damp squib: A pair of Texel rams not enjoying last week’s heavy rain in Co Carlow. Photo: Roger Jones

Damp squib: A pair of Texel rams not enjoying last week’s heavy rain in Co Carlow. Photo: Roger Jones

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Damp squib: A pair of Texel rams not enjoying last week’s heavy rain in Co Carlow. Photo: Roger Jones

The sheep trade continued on a relatively even keel over the Christmas period, with quotes for lamb remaining static at €6.90-7.10/kg plus bonuses — this translated into prices of €7.20-7.40/kg.

With yesterday being a bank holiday, factory representatives were keen to emphasise that supplies appeared adequate to strong.


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