The UK has witnessed a sizeable 22% enhance in sheepmeat produced for the month of April this yr.
Based on Freya Shuttleworth of the Agriculture and Horticulture Improvement Board (AHDB), in April, the UK produced 24,300t of sheepmeat.
This date was collated by the Division for Surroundings, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra), and it reveals a rise of twenty-two% (4,400t) in comparison with April 12 months in the past.
“The principle driver for the rise in year-on-year manufacturing is because of a rise in slaughter numbers in 2022,” based on Shuttleworth.
“In April 2022, the Defra UK lamb kill totalled simply over one-million head, a rise of twenty-two% (181,00 head) in comparison with April 2021.
“There have been fewer lambs obtainable in 2021 because of Brexit, however now that Brexit is completed, we will see numbers returning in step with 2019 ranges.
“Common carcase weights in April had been 21.1kg/head, up 400g from the identical time final yr.
“Ewe kill totalled 99,600 head in April, an 11% (9,600 head) enhance from final yr. Ewe kill has possible been supported as a result of timings of Ramadan celebrations this yr.”
UK sheep kill up by 11% in March
The UK lamb kill throughout March totalled simply over one-million head, a rise of 11% (99,000 head) for a similar interval in 2021, based on Defra.
The UK ewe kill for March additionally elevated by 12% for the month of March, rising as much as 116,000 head. That is up 12,000 head on the identical interval final yr.