Speaking at their National AGM which was sponsored by Aurivo Co-op and held in Sligo last week, National Vice President Brendan Joyce announced the opening of a light lamb market titled ‘Atlantic Hill Lamb’ which will see 400 lambs a week killed for markets in Italy and Norway at Kepak Athleague.
The market stated Joyce “which we will start supplying to in early August is for light lamb carcass between 10 and 15kg with a minimum O2 Grade that will deliver a price of €5/kg.” Ensuring all lambs have the correct fat cover will he added “be essential in ensuring the market prospers as previous attempts at supplying these markets failed because lambs didn’t meet the specifications required.”
In the coming weeks continue Joyce “the INHFA will be hosting a number of meetings (outlined below) to inform interested farmers, how they can supply to this market: the type of lamb required: the pricing structure involve: what feeding may be required and how we intend to further develop and expand this market.
He concluded by thanking both Kepak Group and Board Bia for their work in helping to develop the market and expressed optimism that it can be expanded beyond the 20,000 lambs that we plan to supply in the coming year.
Tuesday 19th June – Blue Haven, Kilcar, Co Donegal.
Wednesday 20th June – Alices Hotel, Achill Sound, Co Mayo.
Thursday 21st June – Cawleys Hotel, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
All meetings to start at 8:30pm
More venues will be announced in comming week.