Sheep factories are now returning to normal levels of processing activity following an eight-to 10-day period of working at peak capacity to fill orders for the religious festival of Eid al-Adha.

The strength in demand is reflected in last week’s kill increasing by 19,510 to reach 77,931 head. This figure, which will be by far the highest weekly kill in 2021, does not reflect the strong demand at the end of the previous week or on Monday and Tuesday of this week.