Export boost helps lamb prices

By FWi staff

LAMB prices have been bolstered with many auction centres reporting heavier commercial sorts trading at 80-85p/kg, a rise of 4p on last year.

Some meat buyers expect sheep prices to hold up after a major boost in exports of Euro-type lambs to the Continent.

Industry data suggests well over 1.5m have been exported live this year reducing some pressure on the hogget trade in the spring.

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