GB deadweight lamb prices ease

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

In the week ending 28 May, GB deadweight sheep prices lost some ground from the week before.

The NSL SQQ averaged 661.5p/kg, down 10.5p on the week. This put the measure down 2.2p compared to the same week a year ago, but up nearly £1.20/kg on the five-year average.

The OSL SQQ averaged 595.9p/kg, down 2.6p week-on-week, but still up over £1/kg on the five-year average.

Click here for a more detailed breakdown of deadweight sheep prices.

Graph showing weekly GB deadweight new season lamb price, up to week ending 28 May 2022

Lamb slaughter at GB abattoirs during the week was estimated to be 184,300 head, up 6% from the week before, but 11% lower than the same week a year ago.

Graph showing AHDB estimated weekly GB lamb kill, up to the week ending 28 May

There is no liveweight price reported this week, due to the bank holiday. Normal service will resume next week.

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