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Strong prime lamb trade leading to Easter period

NOW THAT Easter weekend is past, prime hogg prices have cooled – but still remain 30 per cent higher than last year.

‘Auction market through-puts through March have been well above last year’s levels, while the UK weekly slaughter of prime sheep has been running well ahead of last year in January and February,’ said Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) director of economics services.

‘So despite strong supplies of hoggs, farm gate prices have strengthened suggesting a basic strength in demand,’ he added.

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