AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly
11 January 2016
Both live and deadweight markets strengthen following Christmas
The liveweight lamb trade has been strengthening over the Christmas period and in the week ended 6 January reached its highest level since June 2015.
The SQQ at GB auction markets reached 171.5p/kg – up 7p on the previous week. This reduces the difference compared to the same week in 2015 to 16p, the smallest difference since October. The largest increase was seen on Monday 4 January, following most markets closing for New Year’s Day. The GB SQQ reached 174.0p/kg, up 12p on the previous week. Tight supplies and increased demand for restocking following the Christmas period are likely to have led to much of the rise.
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