Hope For Producers As Kepak Raise Sheep Prices
Factories have appeared to give some farmers hope has this week Kepak Athleague raised the sheep prices for member suppliers, according to the Irish Independent.
The group raised its quotes for lamb by 10c/kg to €4.65/kg+5c/kg QA.
All other factories left their lamb prices untouched.
There is a concern among Irish factories at present regarding the limited supplies as of late.
Respecting The Trade
John Brooks of ICSA said that he believes part of this is a lack of interest as factories have continuously failed to recognise, respect and react to the efforts made on the ground to turn out produce.
The IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said lamb supplies have tightened in recent days with factories struggling to get adequate numbers.
Dennehy said that the farmer representative group will be raising the serious concern over the large cull ewe kill and the poor replacement trade this year.
He said IFA will make it clear to the factories low incomes and poor prices are the root cause of reducing ewe numbers.
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