Catering outlet closures hit heavy lamb prices at the start of the week as the sheep sector faced a second national lockdown and market disruption.
Monday’s heavy lamb values slipped 9.8p/kg on the week for 45.6-52kg offerings and 52kg-plus lots were back 20-25p/kg to below 180p/kg at some centres.
Tuesday’s SQQ slipped 11.4p/kg on the week to 203.9p/kg. The price had lifted in early November, meaning deadweight values are competitive with many market prices.
However, auctioneers and analysts report tight numbers across the country and stress that lighter lambs around 40kg had still made well in excess of 200p/kg.
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