Deadweight lamb prices climb again

Thursday, 21 January 2021

By Bronwyn Magee

In the week ending 16 January, the GB deadweight SQQ lamb price lifted again, jumping an impressive 50.2p to average 568.8p/kg. This is the highest price achieved in the last two years and puts the measure 114.1p above the same week last year.  

Estimated throughput for the week totalled 227,100 head, up 9,400 head (4%) on the previous week, but down 3,000 head (1%) on the same week last year.

The liveweight OSL SQQ price dropped back 11.09p on the previous week, averaging 254.33p/kg in the week ending 20 January. Prices are still up just under 42p when compared to the same week in 2020. Throughput at British auction markets for the week totalled 104,900 head, down 7,700 head (7%) on the previous week but little changed when compared to the same week last year. 

Cull ewes averaged just under £81/head, £5 less than the previous week.

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