GB lamb prices edge down, but remain historically high

Thursday, 30 June 2022

In the week ending 29 June, the GB NSL liveweight SQQ lost 8p from the week before to average 302.3p/kg. However, this average price is still 54p higher year-on-year.

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Graph showing weekly liveweight NSL SQQ

An estimated 98,200 lambs (both new and old season) were sold through GB auction marts during the week, up 7% from the week before.

Graph showing estimated weekly GB auction market lamb throughputs

In the deadweight market, for the week ending 25 June, the GB SQQ also lost some ground, down 16p to average 646.7p/kg. This is still nearly 60p higher year-on-year.

An estimated 186,800 lambs were processed at GB abattoirs during the week, 1% fewer than the week before.

Graph showing weekly deadweight NSL SQQ

Cull ewes averaged £100.38 at auction in GB in the week ending 29 June, £11 lower than the previous week.

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