UK traders export more Increasing exports appear to be underpinning the lamb market. Irish traders report heavier British supplies in Paris and Mediterranean markets during the past fortnight. Early in the week processors in Britain were having to pay slightly above 70p per kilo liveweight on average, well down from a year ago but firmer than implied by the atmosphere of crisis in the sheep industry. Some producers are excited by the government's request to Brussels for a private storage aid scheme to boost prices, though few processors take it seriously as a short-term market influence. However, any significant uptake could be interpreted as a sign traders reckon the market will be unusually stable after Christmas. {{MEAT }}

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