Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

sherg

Member
Location
shropshire
No 2 years are the same. Look at all that free meat that's been given away. I'm as guilty myself at chasing the big price, but have learnt my lesson that you need to supply what the market wants
I know that no 2 years are the same but what has changed so much in 12 months is it simple supply and demand its been a kind winter and so there are more big lambs around? or has the market for big lambs dried up
 
I know that no 2 years are the same but what has changed so much in 12 months is it simple supply and demand its been a kind winter and so there are more big lambs around? or has the market for big lambs dried up
B word is an excuse to pull our pants down nothing else. All these dates when the world is going to end plays right into the big boys hands. Another delay just keeps the problem going on and on
 

Old Tip

Member
Location
Cumbria
I think @sherg has hit the nail on the head, this time last year we had six inch of snow and were frozen solid. It’s been one of the kindest winters I can remember and a lot of those lambs that were hungry all summer will have grown size but are now at last fat. Folk are needing to shift them as grass keep is coming to an end so a lot more heavies on the market than last year. This plus the depressed market generally is not helping, I can see the price rising through April and into May but probably not like last year. The extended Brexit at the end of May will probably put the jitters on again but with Easter and a Festival at the end of April I feel that is the time to have them ready. Balls of Steel or a Kick on the Nuts time will tell
 

pine_guy

Member
Location
North Cumbria
Stubble turnips are coming to the end and those left are bolting, so I suppose sheep have to be sold if on rented tack.
What do folks feed them on into May, grass that could be shut up for silage or graze cattle ?
They flesh fast on a bite of spring grass...... that’s grass growing now, not yellow/frosted/slimy stuff from last year.
 
Stubble turnips are coming to the end and those left are bolting, so I suppose sheep have to be sold if on rented tack.
What do folks feed them on into May, grass that could be shut up for silage or graze cattle ?
Cake fodderbeet grass here depending on what they are like. Ours were on hoppers into June and beet but we are in the mountains
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Stubble turnips are coming to the end and those left are bolting, so I suppose sheep have to be sold if on rented tack.
What do folks feed them on into May, grass that could be shut up for silage or graze cattle ?

Depends on your system. I don’t feed a lot of silage, and usually makes very little profit to sell, so I don’t want the expense. No cattle to graze either, so usually have too much grass in May. Feb/March is my pinchpoint.
 

Old Tip

Member
Location
Cumbria
That would surely devalue the skins. Have to be all sold before June remember.;)
Been shearing mine since end of feb, inside now but will be kicked out next week if the weather stays good. Saves belly clipping when I’m busy lambing and not seen any difference in the price when selling
 

sherg

Member
Location
shropshire
Stubble turnips are coming to the end and those left are bolting, so I suppose sheep have to be sold if on rented tack.
What do folks feed them on into May, grass that could be shut up for silage or graze cattle ?
Mine are on bolted turnips at he moment , with the weather being kind at the minute and the days drawing out they don't need as much feed value, they'll be on grass from about the 10th of april though with hoppers
 

jendan

Member
Been shearing mine since end of feb, inside now but will be kicked out next week if the weather stays good. Saves belly clipping when I’m busy lambing and not seen any difference in the price when selling
I think late hoggs make just as much or even more clipped.At least at Longtown they seem to.The second half of the sale the buyers often cant be arsed to put their hands on them,and easier for them just to go by eye if they are shorn.Of course this only applies if they are decent fit.
 

hally

Member
Location
cumbria
I think late hoggs make just as much or even more clipped.At least at Longtown they seem to.The second half of the sale the buyers often cant be arsed to put their hands on them,and easier for them just to go by eye if they are shorn.Of course this only applies if they are decent fit.
Makes a rough skinned lamb looking fairly tight if been clipped a few weeks :sneaky:
 

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