After faltering for the past two weeks, liveweight lamb prices have again moved upwards this week. In the week ended 22 December the GB liveweight NSL SQQ increased by almost 9p, to 280.43p/kg. Throughputs were slightly lower than in other recent weeks at 115,000 head, reflecting that the Christmas kill is now over.
Meanwhile, the GB deadweight NSL SQQ reflected the previous move in liveweight prices, dropping 11p, to 620.4p/kg for the week ending 18 December. Estimated kill for that week totalled 237,000 head, 24% down on the same week last year.
By Rebecca Wright / AHDB