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Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
Store lambs up a touch at Exeter today I think. Not huge numbers in though as it was breeding ewe sale today.

Short keep stuff high £60’s. I just had two pens of 28 to 30kg at £53 average. Nothing special and they would have been a fiver back a few weeks ago.

Ewe sale was hard work mainly I think but better than some thought it would be.

Ram trade was hard work as well but they were mainly last draw types.
 
Location
Devon
Honiton collection centre doesn't want any cull ewes/ rams next week.

Cant recall the last time that was the case!

Market for culls seems to have crashed! anyone have any ideas why?
 

pine_guy

Member
Location
North Cumbria
Honiton collection centre doesn't want any cull ewes/ rams next week.

Cant recall the last time that was the case!

Market for culls seems to have crashed! anyone have any ideas why?
Numbers coming forward because replacements are cheap?

Be three weeks since I sold culls in Longtown. At festival time there are loads of guys in there fashion jeans/wellies and gold chains. Not ont one to be seen. Maybe lamb is cheap and using that instead?
 
Numbers coming forward because replacements are cheap?

Be three weeks since I sold culls in Longtown. At festival time there are loads of guys in there fashion jeans/wellies and gold chains. Not ont one to be seen. Maybe lamb is cheap and using that instead?
Longtown ewe buyers looked steady yesterday
 

TWhist

Member
Honiton collection centre doesn't want any cull ewes/ rams next week.

Cant recall the last time that was the case!

Market for culls seems to have crashed! anyone have any ideas why?
The cull ewe job has been on its ass for a while now, since the festival the ethnic community have not been wanting ewes. I spoke to 4 slaughter houses and none of them wanted to take any number of ewes or any at all. All the big slaughter houses have been buying ewes on account and just grazing them on until they need them but there is only a certain amount they can buy before they can't take any more.
 

mwj

Member
Location
Illinois USA
The ethnic community in my area of the world prefers intact males. They are very concerned that the females could be carrying a lamb, which they deem as being very much against there teachings.
 
Location
Devon
Sedgemoor today..

Hmm:scratchhead::scratchhead: okay the positives..

Store lambs,

Yet again a short entry of mixed quality lambs sold to a much smaller crowd of buyers thou trade would only be back a £ or two for medium keep lambs.

Most store cattle found new homes...

Stirks, some super runs of cattle in selling to a packed crowd of buyers, bottom end cattle would be slightly up on the week but suckler bred animals down around the £50/ head mark, given the information below all cattle in this ring were selling very well.

Okay the negatives.............................................................................................

Store cattle

Again a small entry of only some 900 head was mainly made up of cattle that are showing the effects of the extreme summer weather saw a trade selling to new lows and would be a worse trade than seen at any market so far in 2018 at the Sedgemoor National livestock centre, the heaviest /stronger feeding cattle saw the biggest drop on the week with their trade down some £100 head on last week and it would take a special animal to reach anywhere near £1000 head, plenty of plain but farming native heifers around the 20 month mark trading anywhere from sub £500 head to just over the £600 head mark, they would at a guess be around the 450 kilo mark! a usefull run of strong native bred steers around the 650/700 kilo mark and around the 5 year old mark sold very well to a top of £595 head.

Calves,

Trade was all but a disaster for sellers and trade was below the floor is how it can only be described, the worst trade since easily the 1980's with very strong Char x heifers around the £120 mark and top end Char bull's £220/250 mark ( these calves wold have been £100 head more 12 months ago, top end BB bulls around the £250/280 mark generally ( would have been £370+ 12 months ago.

Sell live to thrive:)
 

balerman

Member
Location
N Devon
Sedgemoor today..

Hmm:scratchhead::scratchhead: okay the positives..

Store lambs,

Yet again a short entry of mixed quality lambs sold to a much smaller crowd of buyers thou trade would only be back a £ or two for medium keep lambs.

Most store cattle found new homes...

Stirks, some super runs of cattle in selling to a packed crowd of buyers, bottom end cattle would be slightly up on the week but suckler bred animals down around the £50/ head mark, given the information below all cattle in this ring were selling very well.

Okay the negatives.............................................................................................

Store cattle

Again a small entry of only some 900 head was mainly made up of cattle that are showing the effects of the extreme summer weather saw a trade selling to new lows and would be a worse trade than seen at any market so far in 2018 at the Sedgemoor National livestock centre, the heaviest /stronger feeding cattle saw the biggest drop on the week with their trade down some £100 head on last week and it would take a special animal to reach anywhere near £1000 head, plenty of plain but farming native heifers around the 20 month mark trading anywhere from sub £500 head to just over the £600 head mark, they would at a guess be around the 450 kilo mark! a usefull run of strong native bred steers around the 650/700 kilo mark and around the 5 year old mark sold very well to a top of £595 head.

Calves,

Trade was all but a disaster for sellers and trade was below the floor is how it can only be described, the worst trade since easily the 1980's with very strong Char x heifers around the £120 mark and top end Char bull's £220/250 mark ( these calves wold have been £100 head more 12 months ago, top end BB bulls around the £250/280 mark generally ( would have been £370+ 12 months ago.

Sell live to thrive:)
Calf trade is baffling to me,i can understand store cattle being cheap cos there isn't spare silage about,but calves should be almost unaffected by that,weather is much better than normal for the time of year so they should rear ok,must be Brexit uncertainty...
 

cattleman123

Member
Location
devon
Sedgemoor today..

Hmm:scratchhead::scratchhead: okay the positives..

Store lambs,

Yet again a short entry of mixed quality lambs sold to a much smaller crowd of buyers thou trade would only be back a £ or two for medium keep lambs.

Most store cattle found new homes...

Stirks, some super runs of cattle in selling to a packed crowd of buyers, bottom end cattle would be slightly up on the week but suckler bred animals down around the £50/ head mark, given the information below all cattle in this ring were selling very well.

Okay the negatives.............................................................................................

Store cattle

Again a small entry of only some 900 head was mainly made up of cattle that are showing the effects of the extreme summer weather saw a trade selling to new lows and would be a worse trade than seen at any market so far in 2018 at the Sedgemoor National livestock centre, the heaviest /stronger feeding cattle saw the biggest drop on the week with their trade down some £100 head on last week and it would take a special animal to reach anywhere near £1000 head, plenty of plain but farming native heifers around the 20 month mark trading anywhere from sub £500 head to just over the £600 head mark, they would at a guess be around the 450 kilo mark! a usefull run of strong native bred steers around the 650/700 kilo mark and around the 5 year old mark sold very well to a top of £595 head.

Calves,

Trade was all but a disaster for sellers and trade was below the floor is how it can only be described, the worst trade since easily the 1980's with very strong Char x heifers around the £120 mark and top end Char bull's £220/250 mark ( these calves wold have been £100 head more 12 months ago, top end BB bulls around the £250/280 mark generally ( would have been £370+ 12 months ago.

Sell live to thrive:)
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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