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Scare stories turning people off red meat, says QMS

Media stories about the role red meat production plays in global warming and its links to bowel cancer are having a negative impact on consumption. According to new independent research…


Spring lambs surge to cash in on Easter

Hogg finishers and early lambers sold into a rising market last week to capitalise on stronger lamb prices, which auctioneers say could hold through April. A three-fold increase in Great…


Dutch grow veal production as dairy herd shrinks

An increase in veal production has seen the Dutch farming sector increase beef production by 9% in a year, at a time when the national dairy herd is shrinking. Of…


Spring brings firm start to early trade in ewes with lambs

A relatively kind spring has bolstered interest for sheep with lambs at foot in 2019, to leave prices at a similar level to last year, say auctioneers. This is despite…


UK pig price to rise within weeks over China ASF crisis

UK pigmeat prices will start to rise within weeks as China’s African Swine Fever losses create a vacuum in global supply, analysts say. Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence team have forecast that…


Lamb prices rise as seasonal demand intensifies

Lamb prices hit their highest levels this week since last July and are expected to keep rising due to seasonal demand despite an increase in throughputs. Buyers have swung into…

Individual livestock auction markets

Reports for individual finished auction markets to include average prices for prime cattle, cull cows and prime sheep can be found here.

Prices from individual markets are posted here as they are received from the auction markets at the close of sale.

Cattle deadweight prices

All steers (updated weekly, by Thursday)
All heifers (updated weekly, by Thursday)
All young bulls (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Lamb prices

Average lamb deadweight (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Pig prices

Pig deadweight SPP (Standard Pig Price) (updated weekly, by Thursday)
Pig deadweight APP (All Pig Price) (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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