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Signs of recovery as quotes inch back towards pre-Covid levels

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Hoggets at Ballinasloe Mart

Hoggets at Ballinasloe Mart

Brian Farrell

Hoggets at Ballinasloe Mart

With so many boxes saying 'NQ', the factory price table has been looking like a newspaper version of Catch Phrase in recent weeks.

That's the TV show where you gradually uncover squares to reveal a picture that represents a common phrase. The fewer boxes you remove in getting the correct answer, the more money you win.

Are sheep farmers winning? Some quotes are in better shape than a week ago, but still around 40c/kg below where they were a month ago.