Sheep at market© Tim Scrivener
Larger lambs are worth more a head but command a lower price a kilo, so producers need to work out the cost of finishing them to assess whether it really pays. On average, 19-20kg lambs grading R3L would serve 80% of the market, with butchers happy to take slightly larger animals, said Katie Thorley, senior knowledge transfer manager at AHDB. “The key is to work out the cost of finishing them to those heavier weights – is it worth it? […]
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