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mixed breed

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Shropshire
What's driving the hoggs up at the moment?
Buyer on Wednesday said its market forces, supply and demand. Talk is there's not many about, Our local market has consistently been down 6-700 hoggs a week on last year. A poor to average lambing last spring and a push to sell before brexit seem to be talk..
 

Shebb90

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Location
Devon
Buyer on Wednesday said its market forces, supply and demand. Talk is there's not many about, Our local market has consistently been down 6-700 hoggs a week on last year. A poor to average lambing last spring and a push to sell before brexit seem to be talk..
So should last for a while.
 

cattleman123

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Location
devon
they paid for them 2 years ago right through to end of May. Higher prices than current as well. It it difficult to fathom though.
Yes that's a great way of putting it...tis a job to Fathom it all out...skins are worthless offal cost a fortune to get rid of...as for beef well I suppose the world is full of it we pride ourselves as N.E.F does but they don't really want them u grade cattle .
 

jendan

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Yes that's a great way of putting it...tis a job to Fathom it all out...skins are worthless offal cost a fortune to get rid of...as for beef well I suppose the world is full of it we pride ourselves as N.E.F does but they don't really want them u grade cattle .
They must be making a hell of alot of money out of them in August/September/October when they were only £65-£75 average.
 
Location
Devon
Silly prices are boom and bust...£5 kilo is fine but any higher and folk will switch...I want high prices but one has to be sensible..does any one agree?
What other industry other than farming would talk down their prices like above??

Utter madness and MUST stop!!

£5 kilo deadweight is the min sheep prices need to be in the 12 month cycle!

Farm input prices rise year on year and so MUST farm gate prices of livestock/ produce etc if the industry is to have a sustainable future!

2027 subs are gone, the new ELMS scheme will be an utter disaster for smaller family farms ( esp livestock ones ) will you still be happy with £5 kilo then??? aye right:rolleyes:
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
What other industry other than farming would talk down their prices like above??

Utter madness and MUST stop!!

£5 kilo deadweight is the min sheep prices need to be in the 12 month cycle!

Farm input prices rise year on year and so MUST farm gate prices of livestock/ produce etc if the industry is to have a sustainable future!

2027 subs are gone, the new ELMS scheme will be an utter disaster for smaller family farms ( esp livestock ones ) will you still be happy with £5 kilo then??? aye right:rolleyes:
yep good post , problem is prices been too low for years , simply because tesco etc have played silly games with targeted imports at peak season (easter on) and kept prices down , now there is no imports to have as NZ and aus is going to usa and china , exports are driving trade now as it would have done last year had politics not made exporters nervous , (they still kept the difference on what they did export to europe though) ,there was always going to be a correction at some point
Aus prices have been £5 kilo for quite a while now and their carcases are a lot bigger then ours 50kg + , according to regular updates on my twitter feed .As you said going to need £5 kilo min when subs stop and thats without tapping into usa markets maybe .
 

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