Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

2/4pk off the under 30 month base price at most for clean cattle between 30/36 months old so not even worth worrying about!
Where do you send these that only knock 2/4 p off?
It is I agree a complete con trick as they state that these are not in spec for the supermarkets! However I bet the mince all goes in the same mixer so allowing them extra profit.
However if beef is really short then I guarantee that this will be one of the first "penalties" that disappears.

On the issue of world beef numbers and prices, I am sure there is a world shortage of protein however our beef price has always been at a higher level than most of the rest of the world so while prices will hopefully increase, I wouldn't expect to see dramatic rises that we are seeing in the hoggets.
The hogget price is mostly driven by the export market to the EU as they are short due to reduced amounts from NZ and there is no reason to believe this will change, however consumption here is falling.
 
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,Processors are already renting extra cold storage to hold supplies up but cant be long before they start unloading on other markets .
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Are you suggesting the processors are buying these £110 plus fat lambs and renting extra storage to cold store the lambs to sell on a dropping market at a loss later in the year just to help us out?
 
@andybk Are you suggesting the processors are buying these £110 plus fat lambs and renting extra storage to cold store the lambs to sell on a dropping market at a loss later in the year just to help us out
 

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Anyone remember what the beef price did the last time the lamb price spiked?

Was in Tesco the other day, first time they have had uk pork joints on shelf everytime I have looked before its been dutch or danish. More concerning to me though was that they were sold out of Roast beef slices, they had just pushed sliced ham in to fill the space in the chiller.
 

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@andybk Are you suggesting the processors are buying these £110 plus fat lambs and renting extra storage to cold store the lambs to sell on a dropping market at a loss later in the year just to help us out
nothing to do with talking price up , long term prospects are good .
the quote was from new zealand , silver fern farms (50% owned by china ) are renting extra cold storage due to disruption in shipping/handling in asia due to quarantine issues , there has been a que for killing beef and lamb due to on farm drought problems . At some point if china doesnt get issue under control they may need to move some product elsewhere .
You will note in piece "lamb and beef has been redirected at alternative markets "(maybe europe !)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/119145269/coronavirus-threatens-meat-processing-as-cool-stores-fill-with-export-product
 
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nothing to do with talking price up , long term prospects are good .
the quote was from new zealand , silver fern farms (50% owned by china ) are renting extra cold storage due to disruption in shipping/handling in asia due to quarantine issues , there has been a que for killing beef and lamb due to on farm drought problems . At some point if china doesnt get issue under control they may need to move some product elsewhere .
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/119145269/coronavirus-threatens-meat-processing-as-cool-stores-fill-with-export-product
Yea, I see your point about selling some of it at a discount, ( to ease pressure in cold stores) anyone know how long a boat takes to get here?
 

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