AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly
26 September 2016
Both live and deadweight lamb markets see declines
Liveweight lamb prices have continued to decline in the past week, despite a fall in the number of lambs coming to market.
In the week ended 21 September, the GB SQQ fell by 4p compared to the previous week, as demand continue to fall following the “love lamb week” campaign and the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha. As prices rose in this week last year, due to Eid al Adha occurring 11 days later, this reduced the difference compared to last year, leaving this year’s prices just 21p higher than the previous year. Prices fell throughout the week, however, the largest falls were seen at the beginning of the period, with the GB SQQ on Wednesday 21 September down by 2p on the week at 171.8p/kg.
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