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1982

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Its already ahead of live for evrtything but the very best export type lambs so cant see it rising till auctions catch up a bit but lets hope..if there short of lambs it will likely lift.
Saw plenty of 32kg and 33kg hill lambs making£61 to £65.same on the dead would be 13.5-£52.65.10quid a difference on smalls
 

muleman

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Saw plenty of 32kg and 33kg hill lambs making£61 to £65.same on the dead would be 13.5-£52.65.10quid a difference on smalls
Yeah the small lambs will make more live because some of them will be being bought for growing on. The 40 kg + mule and mid range texel lambs will be making a touch more deadweight this week, not a lot more, but a bit.....i was in an auction and thought they were a flying trade,which they were, the best mules were 188 ppkg, mine dead were 192 ppkg.
 

1982

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Yeah the small lambs will make more live because some of them will be being bought for growing on. The 40 kg + mule and mid range texel lambs will be making a touch more deadweight this week, not a lot more, but a bit.....i was in an auction and thought they were a flying trade,which they were, the best mules were 188 ppkg, mine dead were 192 ppkg.
Took a mix load of big mules today and hill lambs but didnt send any below 36kg.havent taken any fat lambs on the live for 2years but will take my small cull ewe lambs etc on the live
 
Lamb finisher blend. Any good? What should I ask for in it? I was thinking 40% barley 35% SBP 20% rape meal (may swap to soya depending on price) 2.5% molasses and 2.5% minerals. They want to roll barley but I want it whole - anyone do this?. How ‘dry’ will it be and how high can I go with the molasses before it goes claggy?
 

Optimus

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Not so sure on the better live than dead for all cattle.there's no way I'd get the same live as I do dead for my AA cattle
 

ford4000

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north Wales
Excellent trade today!!
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I think £107 is my highest price for lambs, as I don't sell many in the new year, just a few runts. A bit disappointed with the first pen of female lambs, but I was at the end of the sale and prices dropped for them by then, but musn't grumble.... . The last pen were pretty poor things so sold well.
Happy to sell cattle and lambs live!
 

Same95

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I don't really understand the beef market in the uk or the world. What is stopping the likes of abp pocketing any extra cash available from improved trading conditions? We have after all handed them huge control of the job haven't we?
 

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A new UK-wide cattle and sheep industry group is to be created to speed up progress against endemic diseases and reputational challenges which are costing the cattle and sheep sectors at least £500 million per year.

An industry consultation* on creating the new group had a strong majority supporting the move in principle, with many believing it will accelerate work to...
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