Lamb prices remain strong

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In the week ending 23 September, the GB Liveweight NSL SQQ averaged 208.04p/kg, dropping only 0.74p on the week. Prices continue to remain strong on the year, 45p higher than the same week last year. GB auction market throughputs increased on the week (+4%), totalling 130,000 head, significantly up on the previous year (+23%).

The GB deadweight NSL SQQ also remained steady on the week, falling just -0.6p to average 463.7p/kg in the week ending 19 September. Prices continue to trend high for the time of year, up nearly 90p compared to the same week last year. Estimated kill was up on the week-on-week, standing at 311,000 head.

 

By Bronwyn Magee

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