Liveweight finished lamb prices fall

Thursday, 6 August 2020

During the week ending 5 August the GB liveweight NSL SQQ fell by 9p week-on-week to 215.42/kg. Every market day during the week recorded price drops, the largest movements taking place on Monday and Tuesday when prices fell by around 15p. With Eid behind us, total weekly throughputs fell by a quarter to 114,000 head, down from 155,000 the week before.

In the week ending 1 August the GB deadweight NSL SQQ was relatively stable, rising 2p to 480.1p/kg. Prices remain buoyant for the time of year. The estimated kill for the week was 279,000 head, again the highest weekly kill so far this year. It’s possible we could see a slight drop off in numbers in the next week or two if enough farmers’ attention is taken up with harvest.


Duncan Wyatt

Lead Analyst - Red Meat

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