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canam1

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I know nothing out of the farmers weekly can be taken as gospel but they seem to have deadweight averages well above what is reality. For example R4l deadweight steers 381. Is this bigger players getting higher prices, Scottish prices higher?
The Aberdeen Angus price is included in these as is all premium price cattle like shorthorn or Hereford schemes.
 
Aye I get that but I'm thinking that an agent will supply good numbers regularly so maybe gets the difference?
The few I know have no agents. They will supply cattle when asked. They can threaten to go elsewhere so have leverage. A lot of us myself included are insignificant as a unit as we send in as a convenience to ourselves rather than thinking about the other side and haven’t the numbers needed
 

Gedd

Member
Some people appear to have forgotten about giving luck money in past few months, I have 4 names who I’ve bought cattle from in Kirkby, no luck since March, yet before they would come and hand it out happily and want to be your buddy!!!!!
Most still give it in hexham but there are few who dont as they me er turn up.to show there cattle
 

z.man

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Location
central scotland
I really don’t care if you don’t believe me I’m not arguing about it. You send an artic load a week of near on what they want you will waive them. There’s two locally that have told me the deductions get added back on if they take them off. I’m not naming them on here as it’s not the thing to do.
Have heard of a man that gets paid a flat rate on his load of cattle ie weight x price but I’m told they average less than 300kg dead 🤷‍♂️ The trouble is these abattoirs handle so many cattle even the. ‘big men’ with a load a week (30) ain’t that big if the company needs 2000 a week if you see what I mean. I think big now means 5k cattle plus a year.
I know a man that will supply a full days kill of lambs at certain times of the year and he still grumbles about some things that happen he certainly doesn’t get it all his own way
Anyway lambs -5ppk next week local to me ☹
 
Have heard of a man that gets paid a flat rate on his load of cattle ie weight x price but I’m told they average less than 300kg dead 🤷‍♂️ The trouble is these abattoirs handle so many cattle even the. ‘big men’ with a load a week (30) ain’t that big if the company needs 2000 a week if you see what I mean. I think big now means 5k cattle plus a year.
I know a man that will supply a full days kill of lambs at certain times of the year and he still grumbles about some things that happen he certainly doesn’t get it all his own way
Anyway lambs -5ppk next week local to me ☹
It doesn’t really matter. I was just relaying what I thought was useful information
 

Optimus

Member
I've asked before to waive weight limit or pay a few pence more if I've helped them out or if there desperate for cattle
 

Tomo23

Member
Livestock Farmer
Na was ABP
Boss sent some to pickstocks week before last on a Tuesday with couple of cull cows. Killed on Wednesday. After numerous email and texts, the kill sheets for Angus eventually come at tail end of last week and said to be killed with normal clean cattle and no bonus paid. 🤔

Rep said Angus only killed on Fridays. News to us, never been a problem before and he knew what was on the wagon.
 

Raider112

Member
Boss sent some to pickstocks week before last on a Tuesday with couple of cull cows. Killed on Wednesday. After numerous email and texts, the kill sheets for Angus eventually come at tail end of last week and said to be killed with normal clean cattle and no bonus paid. 🤔

Rep said Angus only killed on Fridays. News to us, never been a problem before and he knew what was on the wagon.
I think Angus have to go on a wednesday with ABP Ellesmere
 

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