The sheep sector continues to perform strongly. Factory quotes during September have generally held around 450p/kg, a rise of 90p/kg on the same period last year and the highest on record for the outlined month.

On a 21kg carcase, the price differential equates to almost £19/head year on year. Current prices are running 80p/kg ahead of 2018 and 2017 levels, and are 135p/kg higher than 2015 when quotes slumped to 310p/kg during September.