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Why are farmers so accepting of price cuts?

Many seem to have forgotten that barely five weeks ago the base price for lamb was €7.00/kg

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Danny Ball helps his father Richard, of Cloonmellon, Co Westmeath, to load up, along with JJ Cox (right) from Drumshanbo Mart. Photos: Gerry Faughnan

Danny Ball helps his father Richard, of Cloonmellon, Co Westmeath, to load up, along with JJ Cox (right) from Drumshanbo Mart. Photos: Gerry Faughnan

Sheep heading for the ring at Drumshanbo

Sheep heading for the ring at Drumshanbo

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Danny Ball helps his father Richard, of Cloonmellon, Co Westmeath, to load up, along with JJ Cox (right) from Drumshanbo Mart. Photos: Gerry Faughnan

Farming in general can be a rather odd business. A great deal of it is built on expectation and a poor memory.

Take factory quotes for lamb: this week they are at €6.00-6.20/kg plus whatever bonuses are going.


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