Liveweight lamb prices ease

Thursday, 9 June 2022

In the week ending 8 June, the liveweight GB NSL SQQ averaged 332p/kg, down 8.6p from the week before, and up 30p versus the same week a year ago.

An estimated 87,000 lambs (both new and old season) were sold through GB auction marts during the shorter week, down 6% from the week before.

Graph showing average GB liveweight new season lamb prices to week ending 8 June

In the deadweight market, the GB NSL SQQ averaged 684.7p/kg in the week ending 4 June, up 23p from the week previous, and up 15p versus the same week a year ago.

Estimated prime lamb throughputs at GB abattoirs totalled 142,000 head for the week, down 23% from the longer previous week.

The average GB auction cull ewe price stood at £121.72/head in the week ending 8 June, up £1.64 on the week.

Graph showing average GB deadweight new season lamb prices to week ending 8 June

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