Lamb Prices: Factories not having it all their own way in attempt to pull prices

Quotes back 20c/kg in places but actual prices paid are largely unchanged

After the poor returns from earlier in the year, the sheep trade has got a well-deserved boost over the last month, but prices are generally down on this time last year. Stock Image.© Brian Farrell

Martin Coughlan

“I won’t blame them for trying their case — we all do — but the fact ICM and Dawn pulled their quote by 20c/kg only makes them look foolish,” said ICSA’s Sean McNamara of the factories’ attempts to lower prices for spring lambs yesterday.