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Devon
ouch , £8-10 back on same time last year for fats , stores at sedge saturday back same difference . and 100 less on offer
The problem with Sedge store lamb sales is that they are now on Friday afternoons and that means you don't have all the buyers there as many of them are at Exeter in the morn!

And Sedge for some unknown reason have now decided to keep all store/ cull sales on Friday afternoon for the foreseeable future which I think will backfire price wise before long!

And the above when the 2 meter rule is being reduced in July.

They should set up a ring like they have done with the calves ( which works very well ) and put the sheep thru that like other markets are now doing!
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
The problem with Sedge store lamb sales is that they are now on Friday afternoons and that means you don't have all the buyers there as many of them are at Exeter in the morn!

And Sedge for some unknown reason have now decided to keep all store/ cull sales on Friday afternoon for the foreseeable future which I think will backfire price wise before long!

And the above when the 2 meter rule is being reduced in July.

They should set up a ring like they have done with the calves ( which works very well ) and put the sheep thru that like other markets are now doing!
How much are store lambs back at kivells atm , ? can see grass a bit short ,made some think a bit , but recent rain must have helped , I can see fat price getting better when europe opens properly so wouldnt be in any hurry yet . But those on ad lib creep going to have a few tough choices , not much margin in low 80s for fed lambs .
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
Steady on chap!

Sedge had a flyer of a spring lamb trade today, SQQ 218.14ppk (UP 19.8ppk on the week )

Exeter had a much poorer trade for spring lambs, back a good £5 head on sedge today, Exeter SQQ was 206.3ppk ( up ONLY 6.6ppk on the week ) and not only that but Exeter had 25% less lambs in this week compared to 20% less lambs at Sedge..
Good to hear , report isnt up yet on site or FB , New buyer or Stillmans had a big order lol
 
Location
Devon
How much are store lambs back at kivells atm , ? can see grass a bit short ,made some think a bit , but recent rain must have helped , I can see fat price getting better when europe opens properly so wouldnt be in any hurry yet . But those on ad lib creep going to have a few tough choices , not much margin in low 80s for fed lambs .
Not sure how much they are back year on year at Exeter but they had a very strong trade on Friday, esp for the long keep lambs, nothing less than £54 and most of these £57/8 head, way too much for them, they need to be sub £50 but they have all the store cattle buyers there and people like TE which of course Sedge wont get on a Friday!

On the lamb price, March/ April born spring lambs will start coming out thick and fast in 2/4 weeks time after this rain, if the prime price stays where it is for the next 2/3 months will be about it, unless numbers really dry up the price could actually drop a shade more yet over those 2/3 months!
 

Sheepykid

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Not sure how much they are back year on year at Exeter but they had a very strong trade on Friday, esp for the long keep lambs, nothing less than £54 and most of these £57/8 head, way too much for them, they need to be sub £50 but they have all the store cattle buyers there and people like TE which of course Sedge wont get on a Friday!

On the lamb price, March/ April born spring lambs will start coming out thick and fast in 2/4 weeks time after this rain, if the prime price stays where it is for the next 2/3 months will be about it, unless numbers really dry up the price could actually drop a shade more yet over those 2/3 months!
Would TE not just head back to Sedgemoor after Friday morning in Exeter. Or is there not enough time difference between the two sales?
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
Would TE not just head back to Sedgemoor after Friday morning in Exeter. Or is there not enough time difference between the two sales?
too big time difference i expect , sedge kicks off at 4pm fridays . I know a few store buyers that would be there after cattle on the sat and a few lambs , and they wont make 2 trips at least till main season kicks off
 
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Devon
too big time difference i expect , sedge kicks off at 4pm fridays . I know a few store buyers that would be there after cattle on the sat and a few lambs , and they wont make 2 trips at least till main season kicks off
By the time they buy at Exeter and get home with them it will be gone 2pm, then they have to have lunch, do all the daily jobs etc, they are not going to go to both Exeter and Sedge on the same day just to go back to Sedge on a Sat to buy cattle!

Sedge store sheep sales need to be on a Sat, why they cant do this but still will be able to hold breeding sales of sheep on a Sat is a complete mystery!

Also quite a lot of store lamb sellers at Sedge also buy calves so are they really going to go to the market twice a week in the very busy harvest/ drilling months??
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
By the time they buy at Exeter and get home with them it will be gone 2pm, then they have to have lunch, do all the daily jobs etc, they are not going to go to both Exeter and Sedge on the same day just to go back to Sedge on a Sat to buy cattle!

Sedge store sheep sales need to be on a Sat, why they cant do this but still will be able to hold breeding sales of sheep on a Sat is a complete mystery!
i suppose the last few months would have been mostly store hoggs ie not quite finished bigger lean lambs that could end up for ethnic consumption , same buyers that would be down for cull ewes , now we are getting into genuine store farmer lambs for next winter not such a good idea as they wouldnt have enough weight to appeal to them . needs to change to sats now as you said
 
Location
Devon
i suppose the last few months would have been mostly store hoggs ie not quite finished bigger lean lambs that could end up for ethnic consumption , same buyers that would be down for cull ewes , now we are getting into genuine store farmer lambs for next winter not such a good idea as they wouldnt have enough weight to appeal to them . needs to change to sats now as you said
The trade over the next few months will be set by farmer buyers for the store lambs, as Exeter gets more and more as the season goes on then the later buyers will get home so wont be intrested in going to Sedge as well.

And not only that many of the store lamb buyers will also be at places like Frome market etc, there is a reason that every market has its own day for the last 200 years and sticks to it!
 

Whitepeak

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Livestock Farmer
Bakewell Market Mon 22nd June

Despite ideal grass harvesting weather, the market was busy for the time of year with 512 Cattle & 1286 Sheep

Business clearly boosted by a constant stream of new vendors finding their way to Bakewell and some more familiar names happy to return to market now vendors are permitted to be present whilst their stock is being sold.

The store cattle department was a little short on numbers as some of the entered cattle failed to make the journey due to transport difficulties, they will be coming next week together with a special entry of 44 Lim x Heifers (7-11 mths). So we have most of 100 entered at the time of writing.

This Monday we ended up with 268 Stores and can report another terrific trade with a number of the regular buyers unable to secure a load.

Steers peaked at a remarkable £1290 with Heifers to £1180 and Feeding Bulls to £990.

The Finished cattle section was also busy with a total of 104 on offer. Trade was exceptional with top figures 239p & £1515.

More remarkable are the averages with 34 Heifers averaging 205.3p and the 34 Steers an outstanding 192.5p.

No shortage of stock or Trade in the OTM and feeding cow section, 103 head on offer with the best forward to 178p and £1540, the overall average looking good at 124.4p.

Calf numbers on the rise at 37 with prices up too, Bulls to £420 and Heifers to £290.

Turning to the sheep section there were 741 Spring Lambs which looked well sold with top figures 258p & £126.14. The SQQ average at 217p.

Very few Old Season lambs about selling to 196p and £96, average 163p.

A good selection of 405 Cull sheep attracted plenty of interest with ewes to £126, averaging £77.68.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES
• Thursday 25th June – lunchtime sheep sale at 12 noon, together with ewes with lambs at foot sold through the ring at 1pm. All entries and enquires to Peter Oven.

Email [email protected]

• Monday 29th June – 44 Lim Heifers out of Lim and B Blue Cows, 25 Cont Steers & Heifers, 15-19 Mths, Some Show Potential. Regular Monday livestock market entries to the store cattle ‘Early Warning’ list as usual to 01629 812777

• Thursday 16th July - Monthly Breeding Cattle Sale at 10.30am. Entries and enquiries to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 or Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899.
 

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