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Deadweight Lamb Prices (€/kg dw)

Week Ending % Change Average to Date % Ch
17.03.2018 16.03.2019 Prev.Week Prev.Year 2018 2019
Ireland 5.74 4.92 -0.8 -14.3 5.02 4.98 -0.8
Spain 4.67 4.56 0.0 -2.4 4.70 4.58 -2.6
Northern Ireland 5.86 4.88 -1.6 -16.7 4.92 4.90 -0.4
New Zealand 4.15 4.23 -0.7 1.9 4.10 4.29 4.6
Netherlands n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Great Britain 5.83 4.86 0.4 -16.6 5.12 4.86 -5.1
France 6.40 6.25 1.3 -2.3 6.17 6.28 1.8
Australia 3.82 4.04 -2.9 5.8 4.06 4.22 3.9

Sheep Throughput

Ireland - meat export premises (head)

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
17.03.2018 16.03.2019 2018 2019
Lambs 49,964 33,092 466,571 401,259 -14.0
Cast Ewes & Rams 8,597 5,010 84,889 82,015 -3.4
Total Sheep 58,561 38,102 551,452 483,275 -12.4
Figures for year to date are in respect of actual slaughter days in relevant calendar years

Nr. Ireland - meat export premises (head)*

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
17.03.2018 16.03.2019 2018 2019
Lambs 5,729 5,064 70,856 56,311 -20.5
Cast Ewes & Rams 241 638 5,471 6,328 15.7
Total Sheep 5,970 5,702 76,327 57,439 -24.7
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs

Great Britain (head)*

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
17.03.2018 16.03.2019 2018 2019
Total Sheep 264,537 246,568 2,598,308 2,485,996 -4.3
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs

United Kingdom (head)*

To Date To Date % Change
Dec '17 Dec '18 2017 2018
Lambs NaN NaN 4,919,668 n.a. -100.0
Cast Ewes & Rams NaN NaN 632,871 n.a. -100.0
Total Sheep NaN NaN 5,552,539 n.a. -100.0
*Due to new survey method by DEFRA these figures will no longer be available on a weekly basis - we shall publish them monthly
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