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Jerry

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
Have they ever got there before? And what is the dearest hoggs ever got to.?
Nope, even selling my privates Id struggle at the moment with that.

I have sold 42kg live to £142.....but they were very good lambs bought by the local top end butchers, not run of the mill stuff.
 

cattleman123

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Location
devon
You mean in terms of price going up?
Well I am not talking down...as they say the only way is up....I will tell you exactly whats going to happen...just listen guys carefully....in about 2 weeks or so they will drop the d/w price 20p per kilo simply because on a rising market sellers start to dry up..hogs will flood out in panic..they may even drop it for 2 weeks in a row....but after that we will see some serious fun...its just plain market mechanics
 

Shebb90

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Location
Devon
Well I am not talking down...as they say the only way is up....I will tell you exactly whats going to happen...just listen guys carefully....in about 2 weeks or so they will drop the d/w price 20p per kilo simply because on a rising market sellers start to dry up..hogs will flood out in panic..they may even drop it for 2 weeks in a row....but after that we will see some serious fun...its just plain market mechanics
Is that what you think or what your chap told you?
 

cattleman123

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Location
devon
Is that what you think or what your chap told you?
Is that what you think or what your chap told you?
I was told and I have seen it all before...think about it...its simply market mechanics and how the stock market works...a big order comes in...drop the bid and sellers rush for the exit,hence plenty of supply , if the price keeps rising everyone is sitting comfortably..
 
Location
Cotswolds
My opinion is that lambs wont go much higher, I think there are a lot of people sat on lambs now what are willing to wait for them to get to £7 and I don't think it will come. I have 2 neighbors that are both sat on 2000 lambs waiting for it to go silly and my scanner last week hadn't started selling his 1500 lamb yet. Plus all the second quality Texel and Suffolk ewe lambs that can be killed in may and June. There are plenty of sheep out there the buyers are tempting everyone with a good price to keep them coming in.
But that is only my opinion of the job.
 

Hfd Cattle

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Location
Hereford
My opinion is that lambs wont go much higher, I think there are a lot of people sat on lambs now what are willing to wait for them to get to £7 and I don't think it will come. I have 2 neighbors that are both sat on 2000 lambs waiting for it to go silly and my scanner last week hadn't started selling his 1500 lamb yet. Plus all the second quality Texel and Suffolk ewe lambs that can be killed in may and June. There are plenty of sheep out there the buyers are tempting everyone with a good price to keep them coming in.
But that is only my opinion of the job.
I think you aren't far off with your opinion. I know of a lot of lambs around . Friend of ours only sells his store lambs when his beet is close to running out but with the wet and mild weather the beet has continued bulking up and they are taking a lot more grazing than usual . We have about 600 to go but haven't started drawing yet due to poor personal health but I'm not panicking .
 

Old Tip

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Location
Cumbria
I think you aren't far off with your opinion. I know of a lot of lambs around . Friend of ours only sells his store lambs when his beet is close to running out but with the wet and mild weather the beet has continued bulking up and they are taking a lot more grazing than usual . We have about 600 to go but haven't started drawing yet due to poor personal health but I'm not panicking .
I agree, had a trip round Cumbria and Yorkshire this last week and there’s a lot of lambs on beet and turnips looking very muddy and the crop is still growing. These lambs will want a dry fortnight at least to be fit to sell and with crop still growing there’s no rush.
Hope you get to feeling better soon
 

LAMBCHOPS

Member
I agree, had a trip round Cumbria and Yorkshire this last week and there’s a lot of lambs on beet and turnips looking very muddy and the crop is still growing. These lambs will want a dry fortnight at least to be fit to sell and with crop still growing there’s no rush.
Hope you get to feeling better soon
We have been methodically taking heavy lambs off each bunch as withdrawls finish. have abandoned roots and left then ungrazed as they had not done in the conditions compared to grass bunches. those lambs have now dried up and ment. Have a lot left 1500 or so but will be pulling weekly as got plenty of lambing to do in a months time. head down here this morning roof of barn just lifted off stay safe today.
 

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