GB lamb prices spring into the New Year

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Strength in GB lamb prices continued around the ring as we moved into the New Year.

In the week ending 5 Jan, the GB liveweight NSL SQQ averaged 280.3p/kg, up 2.2p from the week before, and up 36.2p on the same week a year ago. The liveweight OSL SQQ averaged 273.1p/kg, up 40.6p from the same week a year ago.

Estimated lamb throughputs for the week ending 5 Jan totalled 88,000, up 12% from the week before.

During the week ending 29 Dec, the GB liveweight NSL SQQ averaged 278.1p/kg, which was 2.3p below the week before that.

On the deadweight front, the NSL SQQ averaged 608.3p/kg in the week ending 25 Dec, down 12.1p from the week before. Estimated kill for the week was 192,000 head, 19% below the week before.

During the week ending 1 Jan, the deadweight OSL SQQ averaged 616.5p/kg, up nearly 130p from the same week a year ago. Estimated kill for the week was 144,900 head, down 25% from the week before.

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