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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25 September 2020

The English sheep flock was down by over 2% on year earlier levels at 15.0 million head.

24 September 2020

In the week ending 23 September, the GB Liveweight NSL SQQ averaged 208.04p/kg

17 September 2020

Import volumes had been suppressed for several years and 2020 was no different. However, the farmgate price difference between British and New Zealand lamb has widened to the widest level for this time of year since 2016. This could mean that more New Zealand product is attracted onto the UK market.

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

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