store sale

  1. H

    Why deadweight

    With the abattoirs currently trying to pull prices back and the live selling buoyant why do so many drive past a livestock market to go to an abattoir ? Is it due to costs or habit ......
  2. steveR

    Sheep profits??

    So Gentlemen/Ladies, what are all the huge profits (income anyway) from the buoyant sheep trade recently going to be "invested" in? More sheep Sheds Outdoor flock conversion (more sheep) Tractor/Handlers More sheep New kitchen?
  3. paul&mandy

    What breed for outdoor lambing

    I'm absolutely sick of these Suffolk X mules. We stick a texel over them. All lambs go fat off farm. If I was to choose a breed to not have to continually bash my head against a wall and put so many dead lambs in the bin and knacker myself trying. If they don't lick, pee off or lay on them...
  4. N

    when are the earliest store sheep sales?

    Instead of Lambing ewes, option A) buy ewes and lambs option B) wait til earliest store sales (kent,Devon?) option C) buy last of last years hoggets and keep til teeth have grown and sell ( is that possible?) for a block of mediocre grazing thats been offered?
  5. Anymulewilldo

    Cattle for Leek

    12 month old 3/4 bred lim Bunch of 10-11 month old lim heifers 18-20 month old lim heifers
  6. organic

    Time To Boycott Tesco?

    Isn't it time farmers, their families and anyone involved with the countryside considered boycotting Tesco given their push to stock less meat in favour of vegan options? Discuss?
  7. D

    One armed lorry driver!

    Just finished loading a lorry and noticed he didn’t have a right arm when he arrived. said he passed his test in October and was still learning. I was at first surprised to see him driving an artic but I had an hr to mull it over. he seemed very capable but it was hard work closing his door...
  8. Hughesy

    Rogue Tups in with Tack ewe lambs.

    Wanted the forums opinion. A mate of mine has tack on a local farm it's good land, well kept and reseeded regularly. Farmer is very good and checks them twice daily. There were no fences so my mate and his father invested heavily in electric fencing and the kit to put it out off a quad. They've...
  9. F

    250,000 heifer

  10. JoeHodgey

    Store lamb calculation help

    Hi, I've been doing some figures on growing and finishing weaned lambs. For context i'm an arable farmer thinking about how I can bring livestock back to the farm so please forgive any blundering errors:ROFLMAO: . The figures i have done cant be right, can anyone tell me where i've gone wrong...
  11. Bossfarmer

    How many suckler cows to farm without subsidies??

    i see a lot of the smaller herds disappearing and a surprising number of herds up over 400 cows now is this the scale businesses now need to be at if farm support goes? what are everyones thoughts? personally i think businesses will need to have a turnover of 500k minimum and be hitting current...
  12. D

    Next bull for suckler herd

    Hi all, we currently run an ayr calving suckler herd which are limmy x Friesian (from the old dairy herd here) put to a Simmental bull which produce some cracking calves. His offspring have then been put to a Saler bull as a separate herd, but the calves have been disappointing in comparison to...
  13. A

    How many ewes in a 10ft trailer with decks

  14. le bon paysan

    National lockdown

    In Wales . Everyone to stay at home from 6pm 23/10 until 09/11 . Only essential workers. No gatherings indoors or outdoors.
  15. C

    Hill Ram over BFL ewe

    Right so I understand the concept of why we use mules and why they are bred from hill ewes and not the other way round. But would “reversing” them cause any significant change in the offspring? Has anyone tried this? Just curious rather than anything else
  16. unlacedgecko

    Long Keep Store Lambs

    Where’s best for the above?
  17. Guiggs

    Store lamb prices

    Has anybody sold or brought any store lambs this week? Usually sell remaining lambs store in August/ September but somebody wants to buy them now, Question is what are they worth?
  18. Celt83

    Carmarthen Mart

    It's not looking good for the market at the moment is an understatement! It's tough to see what was once arguably one of the best marts to take your stock to, to only having 16 store cattle in for a sale. I hope its not another market for the chop, but unless something drastically changes I...
  19. Macsky

    Shortening/simplification of supply chains

    Through the rush to stock up a while ago there was significant weaknesses exposed in the supermarket supply chains. The smaller outlets such as local butchers seemed far more able to adapt and cope with the increased demand. This area has been crying out for a local slaughterhouse for decades...
  20. J

    Stabiliser bull?

    Got the chance of a stabiliser bull to put on some simx heifers, I’ve not seen any in the flesh, what are people’s thoughts on them? I haven’t got to have him it’s just a thought so what’s your experience of them, good/bad? Heard they aren’t the best sellers? Suppose to be easy calvers