Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

🤞As market drayton wrote in this weeks report, what the hell is the beef price going to be when everywhere opens up and demand for meat jumps up another gear!
It will still be round about where it is just now, they are determined Not to go beyond £4, because of the old excuse of consumer resistance, as too why there is no resistance for lamb at plus £6???,the cynic in me thinks that it is more than corporate force that is keeping beef down 🤔
 
It will still be round about where it is just now, they are determined Not to go beyond £4, because of the old excuse of consumer resistance, as too why there is no resistance for lamb at plus £6???,the cynic in me thinks that it is more than corporate force that is keeping beef down 🤔
It’s not as simple as that though. Export and world price have kept lamb well up. And domestic home cooking demand has kept beef reasonable. They probably will go up but as said before a lot of restaurants is foreign
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
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Mendips Somerset
It’s not as simple as that though. Export and world price have kept lamb well up. And domestic home cooking demand has kept beef reasonable. They probably will go up but as said before a lot of restaurants is foreign
I also expect a lot of premium cuts are being minced , as thats where demand is for quick cheap meals in supermarkets , there is always going to be price resistance to cheaper things like mince, If commercial demand is there for steak / joints when we open up it maybe different , but that will depend on how easy it will be to get imported product .
 

Werzle

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Midlands
It will still be round about where it is just now, they are determined Not to go beyond £4, because of the old excuse of consumer resistance, as too why there is no resistance for lamb at plus £6???,the cynic in me thinks that it is more than corporate force that is keeping beef down 🤔
I hope it doesnt hit £4/kg because its only going one way after! A prolonged spell at the current price will do just fine
 

Top Tip.

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Location
highland
It’s not as simple as that though. Export and world price have kept lamb well up. And domestic home cooking demand has kept beef reasonable. They probably will go up but as said before a lot of restaurants is foreign
I think if Covid has taught us anything it is how much imported meat is used in our catering establishment’s and once things get back to normal our promotional bodies should be going all out to coerce and shame these establishments into using British products.
 
Too much bloody swale in them? Don’t know really.

I really like the blackie for finishing. But I can soon tell as they grow if someone has been using swale tups. Razor backed blackie lambs! Give me the old fashioned blocky blackie any day. As you say you have too accept the mortality and poor doers with them. A lot of folk I feel wouldn’t be laid back enough with them to manage it though. I treat them for EVERYTHING when they arrive, put them on mediocre pasture and just sit back and clean up the inevitable deaths. After 6 weeks and another fluke dose they are usually ready for the winter.

You also need too be able too give them plenty of time. You need to wait until now at the earliest really to start drawing fats. (Unless you buy the BIG ones too start with). But I’ve found I’m better buying medium Cheviots than big blackies. Same money and the Cheviots always sell better
But how are they expected to get that nice white band round the nose if they don't use Swale tups?? 😂

We'll kill quite a few Swaley tup hoggs at work in the spring normally. You don't need heads or jackets on to pick them out on the line!
 

jendan

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But how are they expected to get that nice white band round the nose if they don't use Swale tups?? 😂

We'll kill quite a few Swaley tup hoggs at work in the spring normally. You don't need heads or jackets on to pick them out on the line!
How poor are Swale carcases generally?
 

balerman

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Location
N Devon
It will still be round about where it is just now, they are determined Not to go beyond £4, because of the old excuse of consumer resistance, as too why there is no resistance for lamb at plus £6???,the cynic in me thinks that it is more than corporate force that is keeping beef down 🤔
Yes,they are desperate for it not to go over £4 cos it will keep going to about £4.40 in no time.The cattle arent about cos they have tried to pull the price back to draw more cattle out and have failed to increase numbers.
 

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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