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Top Northern Ireland Lamb Prices to Run into This Week

01 September 2014

NORTHERN IRELAND – Steady top prices should stretch into this week, say market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission Northern Ireland.

This follows quotes from the plants at 350p/kilo up to 21 kilograms.

Steady lamb supplies brought last week’s throughput to 11,167 head, taking the summer total – for the last 12 weeks – to 31 per cent higher than last year at 139,194.

Liveweight Trade

Prices were back 4-5 pence in some cases last week.

Ballymena numbers were lower at 1,600 ranging from 290-326 p/kilos, averaging 304 p/kilo – down four pence last week.

In Markethill on Wednesday, 1150 lambs sold at a price range of 300-325p/kg averaging 310p/kg. Prices were on average 5p/kg down compared to the previous week.

Also 5 pence lower was a sale of 500 lambs at Armoy, topping at 333 p/kg, averaging 310 p/kilo.

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