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Analysis: Will there be a lamb price spike in spring 2019?

Finished lamb sellers are unlikely to see prices increase as rapidly this season as in the spring of 2018, despite fewer lambs coming forward for sale and declining New Zealand…


Beef prices under pressure as consumers economise

Finished beef prices continue well below year-earlier levels, with cash-strapped consumers largely sticking to mince and other cheaper cuts after paying the Christmas credit card bills. Producers are seeing returns…


UK organic food and drink sales on the rise

Organic food and drink sales rose by 9.5% in 2018, to £2.2bn. The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report shows that the largest growth was in home delivery box schemes…


Veganuary helps lift UK fresh produce sales

The Veganuary campaign, which encourages people to try a vegan diet through January, contributed to a £46m increase in UK sales of fresh produce during the month. Retail analyst Kantar…


Why the price of lamb could drop by one-third after March

Sheep farmers will suffer a devastating 30% cut to the value of lamb if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the AHDB has warned. At current prices,…


Processor demand lifts barren cows up 10-20p/kg

A welcome and expected lift in barren cow values has been reported this month as processors seek cheap cuts and mince to supply households on tight January budgets. Trade has…

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

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Lamb prices

Average lamb deadweight
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Pig prices

Pig deadweight SPP (Standard Pig Price)
Pig deadweight APP (All Pig Price)
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