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Mixed fortunes for new-season British lamb

The Welsh lambing sector has received a boost from an improved number of new-season lambs, coupled with an increase in prices. 

Industry split over new-season lamb volume numbers

The British livestock community has expressed differing opinions over the number of new-season lambs. 

Over-finished lambs raise industry concerns

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has encouraged the country’s sheep farmers to watch out for over-fat lambs.

Lamb genetics project delivers positive results

The early results of an innovative research project to improve genetics in lambs have shown the initiative has gotten off to a strong start. 

Liveweight lamb prices fall

Following price rises in the past two weeks, which have been attributed to the fall in the strength of the pound, the price of liveweight lambs has begun to follow a more normal pattern in the last week, and fallen. 

Sheep meat supplies on the rise

Supplies of sheep meat are likely to increase in 2016 due to higher levels of adult sheep slaughterings, according to the latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) forecasts. 

Frequent weighing of lambs can prevent illness

Cobalt deficiency in lambs was the topic of discussion at the recent Forth Monitor Farm meeting, hosted by the McEwen family at Arnprior Farm. 

Prime cattle prices climbed between May and July
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Multiple factors affect farmgate price movements

Recent inconsistent farmgate prices can be attributed to volume and currency fluctuations, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Disparity between head and retail prices of lamb had led to Welsh farmers planning a boycott
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Welsh farmers plan #nolambweek

In response to dropping lamb prices, a group of Welsh farmers plan to withhold their prime lambs between August 1-7.

Over 480 lambs, ewes and rams have been stolen from farms in Somerset
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Abattoirs alerted in sheep rustling outbreak

Police have involved UK abattoirs in the hunt for thieves who have stolen at least 480 lambs, ewes and rams in Somerset over a six-week period. 

Great Britain has seen an increase in lamb sales.
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Lamb sales grow in mid-June

Lambs saw a strong week during the Royal Highland Show (15-21 June).

Supply chain partners join forces on sheep genetics initiative

The UK sheep and lamb industries have pulled together on a new sheep genetics programme, which aims to increase industry awareness of breeding values.

Welsh meat body reviews lamb performance

As it looked back over the last 12 months, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) reported a “fluctuating market for lambs” in 2014.

Meat body urges farmers to clip lambs at the final hour

With changeable weather forecast in coming weeks, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has urged farmers to ensure lambs are clipped and clean when sent to the abattoir.

Scottish lamb prices up slightly on 2013

Farm gate lamb prices are slightly ahead of last year according to the latest market update from meat promotion body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

QMS outlines reasons for fall in lamb price

The current auction market price of lamb is lower at this time of year than it has been for more than four years, and a complex range of factors is the reason why, according to Stuart Ashworth from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Meat body reports cooling for lamb prices

Lamb prices have cooled over the past five weeks, due to a strong sterling and extra availability of lambs on the market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Eblex warns sheep producers against over-fat lambs

Following a good summer last year and with a late Easter approaching, Eblex has warned sheep producers not to let lambs get over-fat.

UK lamb production up by over 5% in 2013

UK lamb production rose in 2013, with pork remaining steady and beef falling, Welsh meat bosses reported.

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