Hogget prices take a turn for the better

Hogget prices have leapt more than 10p/kg liveweight on the week to average 120p/kg for medium weights, with many auction marts showing values up 25p/kg on a month ago.

More buyers were reported in both deadweight and liveweight sectors, with some traders saying export demand had received a boost as European consumers switched from buying poultry to red meat in the wake of avian flu.

Deadweight prices also increased prices with R3L quotes up 11p/kg to average 243p/kg as Farmers Weekly went to press.