Hoggets' resilience Talk of large scale freezing of cheap autumn home killed lamb to compete against imports was exaggerated. It has now been announced the EU financed private storage aid scheme attracted applications for less than 1900 tonnes of the 2400t of contract available in the UK. However, traders are surprised by the relative strength of the hogget market since Christmas. Though not matching the buoyancy of beef prices, values have not collapsed as feared and even some of the very light lambs are finding buyers at almost respectable prices. {{MEAT }}

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