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OH just back from market (N. Cornwall) with a very slight smile re hogs and sheep in general. It was dire two weeks ago, but around £76 for heavies today so we better get weighing.
Store cattle a very good trade too..
 

Old Tip

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Cumbria
Hoggs better again this week £1.76kg for my best cheviots £70 any not fitting export trade were a fair bit less, my brother had some at £2.05kg beltex out of mules.

Ewes were ok as well but not really lifting like the lambs

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Old Tip

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Cumbria
Hoggs av £1.75kg at Longtown yesterday, increase in export was the main driver they reckon, perhaps the worst is over and we may get out of the mire yet.

Mind you latest EBLEX report there could be a million more hoggs on the ground than last year, many may have been tipped to replace the culls cashed on the good prices last year but its still a lot of extra sheep.

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Riggy

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Lancs
Sold some decent Scottish blackface hoggs today in skipton, 40 kgs averaged £70 . They've been on adlib provin from feeders for a month though.
 

Riggy

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Lancs
Sorry didn't see any today. I would say general trade would be in the £ 1.60's today lots in as well. We'll be able to see on fwi stock prices in the morning to see what they actually did! Buyers seemed keener for em though
 

Old Tip

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Cumbria
Up a fiver a head on last week 40kg £76 and 36kg £66 these were stright out of the field off wintering with no feed, back to inside fed ones next week so hope they keep climbing.

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How to mitigate heat stress in cattle

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Written by John Swire

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals.

“Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” warns Jacob Lakin from Azelis Animal Nutrition.

“This is because both a milk production and growing beef animal will start to divert energy away from production performance towards keeping cool. You’ll notice if a cow is struggling during a summer heatwave because she will start to salivate heavily and pant...
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