More Lamb market news

30 July 2020

Hide and skin prices have been under long-term pressure, and it’s only been increasing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past seven years hide prices have fallen by almost two thirds.

30 July 2020

During the week ending 29 July the GB liveweight NSL SQQ increased 7.3p week-on-week, to 224.36p/kg. With prices at these high levels the key question on many minds is where will they go next? Some reports have suggested August could bring a return to more normal trade.

30 July 2020

Ex-farm feed wheat prices steadily increased week-on-week throughout July.

23 July 2020

UK sheep meat exports fell 19% in May, mirroring lower domestic production. Imports are also down, due in-part to restricted NZ supplies.

23 July 2020

The GB liveweight NSL SQQ averaged 217.1p/kg in the week ending 22 July, down 6.9p on the week.

23 July 2020

Growth in meat retail sales in France seems to have been more subdued than in Britain, particularly in the most recent period.

17 July 2020

The OECD and FAO have jointly published the latest report on the World Agricultural Outlook for 2020-2029.

16 July 2020

The liveweight lamb trade at GB auction marts picked up a little in the latest week, with numbers coming forward also increasing.

16 July 2020

UK lamb kill somewhat bounced back during June, having been very low during April and May. During June, 987,800 lambs were killed, up 9% (80,400 head) year-on-year.

14 July 2020

During recent weeks finished lamb prices have been strong for the time of year, but the same can’t be said for cull ewe prices.

9 July 2020

In recent weeks GB lamb prices have recorded some unusual trends for the time of year. Recent industry reports suggest there are plenty of British lambs available for kill, total supply within the EU is under pressure.

8 July 2020

There is currently some additional demand for lamb due to the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Adha. As part of the festival every Muslim follows in the footsteps of the Prophet Abraham and has an animal slaughtered as an offering to God.

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