Just when you thought that the record prices for cattle and sheep couldn't go any higher, €7/kg is now the latest spring lamb quote.
Kildare-based Moyvalley Meats is looking for and offering €7/kg for suitable spring lambs. It represents a 17pc (€1/kg) increase on quotes at the start of the spring lamb trade this time last year. The same processor is also quoting 540c/kg for hoggets when all bonuses are included.
The prices reflect the ongoing scarcity of product that is driving both beef and sheep meat prices to levels only previously dreamed of.
For more, see Ringside on pages 14-16