Surge of pre-Ramadan demand forces factories to add 20c/kg to lamb quotes

General run of lamb/hoggets now selling for €6.40-6.70/kg, with specialised feeders negotiating around €6.80/kg

Selling well: Lambs at Hillstreet, Co Roscommon. Photo: Gerry Faughnan

Martin Coughlan

One of the people I speak with every Monday about factory quotes is an avid West Ham supporter. Like myself, a Leeds United fan, he was bitten by the bug at an early age.