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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Similar question.We have some Hereford sired heifers to sell fat.What age can you take them to. Is it 30 months? Will they still got into the scheme if 32 months as they need a bit more time.?
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    We could do with a bit more i am sure but when i buy the yearling ewe next autumn to replace its around a lamb and a half to purchase. We would pay aprox av 120 so when the cull is 80 i am not that upset. She has depreciated by 40 pound in 5/6 years. Albeit not all the yearlings would live till...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Sold our annual consignment of aged ewes out of the flock last week in Hereford. £7 up on last year not the biggest but probably circa give or take a couple of kilos 65 kg half to fair meat av £84 was happy with that.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    up over £50 a head were the thoughts in Raglan market off a couple of people who attended last two weeks
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    Sheep dip design

    Have two draining off pens . Put a cable over top to let them out alternatively on a pulley system attached to exit gate with weights on exit gate end so it shuts itself when you release. Time second pen is filled it you can loose first out as they have drained. Just bought a second hand mobile...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Why that is the drop affected all of UK of which Northern Ireland is part of where's out unions on this?
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Which paper did you see this in? If it's in N Ireland it should apply to the rest of Uk?
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Cull ewe trade looked well down yesterday on AHDB Market. Any views on trade today would be most appreciated. Have 70 older unshorn ewes to go.
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    Which livestock trailer to buy?

    buy a charollais they weigh like lead and no fluffy coat. Legally i could cram 52 on but put 48 on at most 12 in a section
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    Which livestock trailer to buy?

    You will carry less cargo weight in a 14 ft than a 12 ft legally.our towing vehicle allows us to put 52 forty five kilo lambs in 12 footer but only 47 in 14 ft.If you want more room tho latter box will give you that but if you put full box load on you will not be legal
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    2020 Wool Value

    Sheep shorn, wool bagged and stored up hay loft, empty bags back to depot , informed them we are keeping it and wait another 12 months!!
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    Tack prices

    If he pays thats what counts as well-- a bird i the hand
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    Wool

    As there is no demand was just going to stack it up this year , may use it as litter base in sheds it does breakdown as always put belly wool and dag wool from 2.5k store sheep in the mixen . As its of little value at the moment why oversupply the market.??
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    Wool

    Technical question . Always deliver 12/1400 kgs a year . How much would i need to send this year to activate last years payment IE a minimum weight
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Yes and also some are prepared to take on new work so having a second wage- good luck to them , money will be printed by Governments not only ours. There will be losers of course the pandemic will leave a personal mark in health and wealth. Keep safe
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    Wool

    In defence of the wool board 100 years ago it was all woolen clothes no nylon no central heating all horse and cart all woolen blankets to keep warm in and out of the house. Things have changed wool is a waste product i am tempted to use will as litter but will bag it up probably and hang it up...
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    Wool

    My great grandfather kept his wool for six years in the depression years. Small talk perhaps but that was 15000 fleeces. He kept 2500 sheep mainly whethers on the hill for six years and He grew the crop which was wool not meat.sold the lot in 1922 and bought 300 acres .whether s had increased...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Fair play to them tho the trade seems fair and consistent. A realisation that we all need a piece of the cake in these difficult times. Video would be nice and maybe it will come in some markets as things always change in modern times . Hereford market 6.800 sheep in and trade looks good
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Any deadweight prices for OSL this week been quoted??

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