Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Old Spot

Member
Location
Glos
Does anyone else get the yips when they sell cattle! Pre- movement tested, Loaded up 18 cows and calves and 3 empty heifers. Fingers crossed they show themselves off in the market.
 

Ceri

Member
Cattle 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 imo
Did u go to Ludlow yesterday....?
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
Knew a fellow who wouldn’t sleep for a couple of nights before his ewe lamb sale, he was selling 800 of them on the one day.
When a big part of the years wages are based on the out come of one day it’s enough to keep you awake at night!! I have to admit that I get a bit like that leading upto selling our suckler calves, hoping you pass the TB test an then getting them on lorries an to the mart safely an sorted into lots, its enough to give the steadiest of men the sh1ts I tell ya!🥴
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
And a trade to match ??
£10-£15 a family up on pretty much every trade I’ve seen so far this season.
First cross texels out of the mule hoggs with just nice texel lambs £260-£305
smart 2nd crosses £310+
strong type mules with good lambs £240-280
Good farming mules with nice lambs
£210-230
Mediocre mules £195-210
Badly bred types £165-190.
Good Mashams £195-210
Poor Mashams £160-175
I only managed 31 @ £215 avg. nice strong boned hoggs but light faced, couple of pens with younger lambs.
That’s 200 outfits this spring, that will do me. (Unless I see some good ones cheap somewhere!!) 😉
 

mghley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
Leek ewes and lambs a typical mixed entry and a trade to match.
Older sheep, Gritstones, Derbyshire Mules etc with lambs £60/65 per life look well sold. A few nice mule hoggs with tidy lambs looked good value at £190/outfit. A show of strong Suffolk hoggs with lambs sold to £220.
IMO the best sheep looked best value on the day !!!!
 

hill shepherd

Member
Livestock Farmer
When a big part of the years wages are based on the out come of one day it’s enough to keep you awake at night!! I have to admit that I get a bit like that leading upto selling our suckler calves, hoping you pass the TB test an then getting them on lorries an to the mart safely an sorted into lots, its enough to give the steadiest of men the sh1ts I tell ya!🥴
We usually sell 500 gimmer lambs on one day, the mrs tells me I should keep out of way on sale day morning until all the lambs are sorted, apparently I get a touch stressed
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Leek ewes and lambs a typical mixed entry and a trade to match.
Older sheep, Gritstones, Derbyshire Mules etc with lambs £60/65 per life look well sold. A few nice mule hoggs with tidy lambs looked good value at £190/outfit. A show of strong Suffolk hoggs with lambs sold to £220.
IMO the best sheep looked best value on the day !!!!
That’s been the theme of the season so far pretty much. Bugger all difference between good gear and mediocre. For a few £ extra you get a much better farming sheep
 

Tomo23

Member
Livestock Farmer
£10-£15 a family up on pretty much every trade I’ve seen so far this season.
First cross texels out of the mule hoggs with just nice texel lambs £260-£305
smart 2nd crosses £310+
strong type mules with good lambs £240-280
Good farming mules with nice lambs
£210-230
Mediocre mules £195-210
Badly bred types £165-190.
Good Mashams £195-210
Poor Mashams £160-175
I only managed 31 @ £215 avg. nice strong boned hoggs but light faced, couple of pens with younger lambs.
That’s 200 outfits this spring, that will do me. (Unless I see some good ones cheap somewhere!!) 😉

I'm sure I saw a pen go through on live stream at £360. 😳
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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