AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly
04 July 2016
Liveweight lamb prices rise following “Brexit” vote
Following the results of the EU referendum in the UK, the pound has weakened against the euro, contributing to higher liveweight lamb prices in the past week. In the week ended 30 June, the SQQ at GB auction markets was up by 7p on the week at 195.4p/kg. This meant that prices are now 39p above the levels seen in the same week in 2015. Prices were fairly volatile throughout the period, with larger gains seen at the beginning of the week and more modest increases towards the end. The GB SQQ on Wednesday 29 June was up by 3p on the week at 194.0p/kg. Prices were up despite higher numbers coming to market, as the weaker pound has made British products more competitive to export markets, leading to higher demand.
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