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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19 November 2020

In the week ending 18 November, the GB liveweight NSL SQQ averaged 209.36p/kg, up on the previous week by almost 5p.

17 November 2020

Exports of UK fresh/frozen sheep meat fell 22% year on year in September.

12 November 2020

In October, the UK produced 27,400 tonnes of sheep meat, 2,100 tonnes (7%) less than October last year.

12 November 2020

There is a range of different market drivers that influence sheep prices, including supply, consumer demand and international trade to name a few. The exchange rate also plays a role.

5 November 2020

The latest week saw the average liveweight lamb price jump over 10p/kg, while the average deadweight price slipped by 5p/kg.

5 November 2020

In 2019, the UK was 109% self-sufficient for lamb, up by nearly 10% on the previous year. This increase was due to both a reduction in lamb consumption in the UK year-on-year, and an increase in domestic production.


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