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Sheep prices stay buoyant

Thursday, 16 January 2020

GB deadweight old season lamb prices have continued from their positive start to the year with a 0.2p increase in the week ended 11 January, bringing the GB deadweight OSL SQQ to 450.3p/kg. This is 17.1p higher than the same week last year and 43p above the 5-year average.

In the week ended 15 January, the GB liveweight OSL SQQ stood at 209.22p/kg. Auction market throughput for the week was 105,400 head reflecting the tighter supply. Prices are still good in the cull ewe market with prices for the week standing at just under £80 a head. Trade is reported to be flying with not enough supply to meet demand.

Jennie Tanner

Analyst - Dairy & Livestock

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