Had cattle in Thirsk Darlington and Northallerton this week and was a little disappointed with Thirsk trade compared to the other two.I thought Thirsk fat cattle were ok yesterday similar to last week maybe a penny or two dearer. Not as many in due to the bank holiday maybe helped.
What pisses me off more is that I was told they were all to heavy at those sort of weights bang on a year ago. Fickle job is the beef trade.Had cattle in Thirsk Darlington and Northallerton this week and was a little disappointed with Thirsk trade compared to the other two.
Northallerton av 821kg 225p
Darlington av 765kg 242p
Thirsk av 716kg 238p
Yep younger sorts were a lot cheaper again in hexham yesterday short term feeders wernt thoughCattle trade has eased a touch in line with the fat , cattle under 375kg have dropped more than those 400kg+ though. Rearing calves and breeding stock have bucked the trend and have got dearer if anything. Well reared 250kg dairy x weanlings look dear compared to better shaped but rougher looking 320kg suckler types too . I think people have filled up with grazing stores and are staying at home to do field work now, so these smaller things look cheap
Just been reading some ahdb figures reckon that U.K. beef production av cost based on accounts is 213ppk
Cue the push by supermarkets and processors to get the price down to 214ppk...
But seriously, that doesn't sound right?