UK sheep facts and figures

Use this guide for easy access to the latest information for the UK sheep industry, from prices through to consumption.

Marketing chain information

This data shows the size of the UK marketing chain from farm to fork.

Farm input costs

The latest weekly and monthly prices for key farm input costs.

Slaughterings and production

Figures showing up to date trends in sheep slaughterings in GB and UK along with an annual summary of abattoirs.

Sheep carcase information

Annual carcase information for sheep from AHDB's deadweight sheep sample.

Livestock and meat prices

The latest prices for sheep in GB along with GB supermarket prices.

Auction market information

An annual summary of auction markets across GB.

Imports and exports

The latest trade statistics for UK sheep meat, broken down by product.


The latest GB household consumption trends for lamb, along with country of origin data for lamb product facings.

Analysis and insight

Discover the latest analysis and insight from our industry experts to help guide you through market movements and provide you with a clear, impartial view.

Contact us

This dataset was produced by our Data and Analysis Team. To find out more about the team, please visit the Data and Analysis team page.

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