Lamb trade drops £20 a head during Ramadan

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/lamb-trade-drops-20-head-ramadan.htm

Farmers Weekly

Medium-term prime lamb forecasts remain buoyant despite trade tumbling during Ramadan (17 May to 16 June). Marts are pointing to a combination of steadily increasing new season lamb (NSL) supplies and Islamic fasting to explain a 50-60p/kg drop in trade over the past two weeks. Great British liveweight NSL prices fell more than 70p/kg between 14 May and 25 May, from more than £3/kg to 231.11p/kg. However, Stuart Ashworth, director of economic services at Quality Meat Sc…

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Human Being Health Benefits:

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