1. M

    Contract Rearing Pigs

    Looking at this as an option. Could any one give me any advice at all please. Know absolutely nothing about the job but am accessing all options at the moment. TIA
  2. DevonDoctoral

    How is coronavirus affecting livestock auction marts?

    Hi. Can anybody on the inside let me know how coronavirus is affecting the livestock markets anywhere in the U.K? Are you still able to attend? Are more people going deadweight? Are any marts under threat of closure as a result of social distancing measures? Have any of you been to a market...
  3. Bruce Almighty

    Farm Assurance - again

    We are dairy farmers (as well as arable & sheep) & have a fair bit of diversification too Our dairy inspection should've been last Friday but was obviously postponed. A week ago our buyer cut the price by 2 ppl and deferred payment by 6 weeks Thanks to the virus for both cases rules have...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Staff at ABP and Moy Park sites ‘hold walkout’ over Covid-19 concerns

    Written by Agriland Team Additional reporting by Rachel Martin Workers at two of Northern Ireland’s biggest agri-food processing sites have walked today (Wednesday, March 25) over fears their health was being put at risk to Covid-19. At least 150 workers are understood to have staged a...
  5. Sid

    Livestock markets options and ideas during shutdown

    From the tracker thread
  6. Agriland RSS

    Cost of pigmeat production in UK increased by 8% in 2018

    Written by Billy Wickham The cost of pigmeat production in 17 countries has been examined in a report by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The popular annual publication – The Pig Cost of Production in Selected Countries – has been updated with (the latest) 2018 data...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Coronavirus adding uncertainty to UK beef market

    Written by Richard Halleron The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) market analyst Hannah Clarke is reporting that the coronavirus outbreak is adding uncertainty to beef market conditions in the UK. She explained: “Beef is selling, but consumers are reportedly adopting...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Covid-19 affecting sheep prices massively in New Zealand

    Written by Agriland Team The coronavirus – or Covid-19 as it is also known as – seems to be playing havoc on sheep exports from New Zealand to China. In 2019, there was a sharp increase in the amount of sheepmeat – and beef for that matter – to China from New Zealand. However, due to the...
  9. gone up the hill

    Livestock Markets may be closed from next week

    Talk today at Sedgemoor livestock market was that ALL prime and store livestock markets will be stopped from operating from some point next week! Apparently Wales are intending to shut their livestock markets from Monday. Apparently it was touch and go yesterday if todays market would be...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Firm export demand from China offsets weak domestic pork consumption

    Written by Rachel Martin Prime pig producer prices in GB have been relatively stable in the early weeks of 2020, contrasting with their traditional seasonal downward trend, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). At price-reporting GB abattoirs, the Standard Pig...
  11. W

    Pros and cons of supplying lamb to a super market

    what are supermarkets like to supply with lamb and what kind of contracts are their out their , atm selling all lamb in local market but Im lossing over half a day , Is it worth it or is it just as much hassle with supplying straight onto the dead
  12. C

    Scarcliffe meats

    Hopefully of some interest to dairy farmers in northern England. Please check out my Facebook page Scarcliffe meats and give it a like to see the service we offer Thanks
  13. G

    Selling lambs deadweight, how does it work?

    I've about 150 lambs, and have always sold them via box sales... However with lamb prices the way they are I'm thinking I might be as well to sell a lot of them deadweight. But I've never done this before and have some questions I'm near Frome but I don't want to send them to the market. How...
  14. JP1

    The Princes Fund calls for evidence on UK livestock markets

    The Prince's Countryside Fund calls for evidence on UK Livestock Markets The Prince’s Countryside Fund has commissioned academics at the University of Exeter to undertake a study on the social benefit, functions of, and prospects for, livestock auction marts in the UK. Following HRH The Prince...
  15. Hartwig

    Lambs with yellow fat

    Had just sold some late ram lambs to my local abattoir and got a really bad feedback because their fat turned yellow shortly after slaughtering, see picture !?! That`s totally unbelievable to me as we`ve already butchered far more lambs this winter directly for consumers or sold to my local...
  16. Wolds Beef

    Anyone heard about Newark Livestock Market!

    @yellowbelly Can anyone shed any light if there are problems! Had text from NFU East Mids about a meeting tomorrow night. WB
  17. Bossfarmer

    "Project fear" proven right....GOVERNMENT WASTES NO TIME IN SHUTTING DOWN UK FARMS!!!!

    As many predicted and were accused of "scaremongering" and "project fear" before the brexit vote, the government has announced farm subsidies in england are being phased out completely starting next year, they are being "replaced" with enviro payments but the nasty truth of the matter is these...
  18. deniscooper

    Selling produce...

    hi, not really sure if this is the right forum but im looking on advice / legal guidelines regarding the selling of produce to the public. I have a small farm and have so far just had the produce for my self, but I am considering selling to the local area - mainly through farm gate sales /...
  19. J

    Black and white bull beef costings

    Hello there, I was just wondering if anyone on here would be able to share some rough B&W bull beef costings. Preferably someone who actually farms them. Any input would be grateful. I’m particularly looking at more Friesian bulls but Holstein would be gratefully appreciated as well. Thanks in...
  20. L

    Sheep Scanning

    Having mine scanned in a couple of weeks- just wondering how it’s going for people so far this year.