Lamb markets

The latest industry data, analysis and insights from the lamb sector to help inform your business decisions.

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For further information please view our monthly lamb snapshot, an at-a-glance update on the latest trends in the lamb markets.

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17 September 2020

In the week ending 16 September the GB liveweight NSL SQQ dropped 3p, to 208.78p/kg. Prices continue to trend at a high level for the time of year, being 44p above year earlier levels and up 43p on the five-year average.

11 September 2020

During August UK sheep meat production totalled 27,300 tonnes, down 6% (1,600 tonnes) year-on-year, according to Defra data. Much of the decline can be attributed to Eid-al-Adha falling in July this year rather than August as it did last year.

10 September 2020

In the week ending 9 September, the GB liveweight NSL SQQ was relatively stable, at 212p/kg

9 September 2020

Straw prices have continued to creep up, supported by lower yields of this seasons harvest tightening available supplies on the market.

7 September 2020

In the first six months of the year sheep meat production in the EU-27 contracted to around 210,300 tonnes.

3 September 2020

In the week ending 2 September, the GB liveweight NSL SQQ gained 10p to average 214.81p/kg.

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