This was a steady week in the sheep and beef markets. Medium-weight lambs in the prime ring averaged £2.22/kg, with similar numbers coming into the ring on the week.

Lamb prices should hopefully remain firm, as strong demand will continue until at least the end of the month when the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival is held. This festival encourages Muslims to buy or slaughter a whole lamb or sheep which is then divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives or neighbours.