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Sheep trade: Quotes moving to 570p/kg

Update on NI lamb prices November 2021

According to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), sheep factories increased lamb prices by 5p/kg this week.

Its weekly market outlook report outlined that quotes from plants for R3 grade lambs “continued to strengthen”.

Prices ended this week ranging from 565-570p/kg up to 22kg, with quotes “in the region of 570p/kg” expected early next week.

NI lamb prices 2021

In a statement, a spokesperson for the LMC said:

“Last week, the average NI deadweight lamb price increased by 32.2p/kg to 549.6p/kg.”

“In the corresponding week last year, the deadweight lamb price was 441.3p/kg.”

“In ROI last week, the average lamb price was the equivalent of 585.2p/kg, up 28.6p/kg from the previous week,” the spokesperson added.

Last week, Lamb throughput in NI plants amounted to 8,573 head, back 697 head from the previous week.

Meanwhile, 7,389 lambs were exported to ROI last week for direct slaughter, back 748 from the previous week.

Previous week’s sheep prices

According to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), factories across Northern Ireland increased lamb prices again last week.

Its weekly market report outlined that processors paid between 555-565p/kg for R3 grade lambs up to 22kg.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the LMC said:

“The NI average deadweight lamb price last week was 517.4p/kg, up 20.4p/kg from the previous week.”

“In the same week in 2020, the NI deadweight lamb price was 428.6p/kg. The deadweight lamb price in ROI was up 19.6p/kg to 556.6p/kg.”

Lamb throughout in local plants increased by 320 head from the previous week to 9,270 head.

However, this is back 498 head compared to the same week last year. Meanwhile, a further 8,137 lambs were exported to ROI for direct slaughter last week. This was up 750 head from the previous week.

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