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Lamb prices have dropped sharply over the past week despite tight throughputs, reflecting waning demand. The old-season R3L price dropped by 11.2p/kg in the week to 19 April to 418.8p/kg deadweight, with the SQQ down by 12.9p/kg to 414.2p/kg. Throughputs were relatively steady at 26,894 head. This followed declines in liveweight trade in the week to 12 April, when the SQQ lost 12.2p/kg to 182.6p/kg. This was despite a 13% decline in throughputs to 95,592 head. However, liveweight values steadied […]
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