Calls for lamb factories to stop price cuts


Calls have been made for lamb factories to stop the price cuts and stabilise the market.

Sheep quotes are down at least 50c/kg on this time last year and sheep farmers are angry, according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association and the IFA.

It's been said further cuts this week are inflicting severe income damage on the sheep sector.

Local Councillor and sheep farmer, James Pat McDaid says the only solution to the problem is increase exportation of lambs to order to stabilise the market: