AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly
21 June 2016
Liveweight lamb prices fall sharply while deadweight prices rise
New season lamb prices at GB auction markets have fallen sharply in the past week despite the number of throughputs declining in the same period. In the week ended 15 June, the new season liveweight GB SQQ was down by 17p on the previous week at 183.3p/kg. This left prices 5p below the level from the same week in 2015, the first time this has happened since mid-April. The largest declines were seen towards the end of the period, with the GB SQQ on Wednesday 15 June being 20p below the levels from the previous week at 175.1p/kg.
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