Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Location
Devon
Couples and store lambs were one hell of a trade at Sedge today, store lambs would be way above prime prices ( unless they jump upwards a fair whack on Monday ) and the couple's trade, well if they were strong lambs and young ish ewes they could easily make £130+ a life.
 

Sheepykid

Member
Couples and store lambs were one hell of a trade at Sedge today, store lambs would be way above prime prices ( unless they jump upwards a fair whack on Monday ) and the couple's trade, well if they were strong lambs and young ish ewes they could easily make £130+ a life.
See any stirks sold today? Like 5-6 month blues or cont.
 
Location
Devon
Some people just can’t be helped! Be all tears in 15 months when it blows ££££. I won’t be one feeling sorry for them!

I have no idea what it was but they put on FB that the top calve price was £700 head.

If someone did pay that then unless it is a very high end pedigree bull/heifer calve ideal for breeding then it sounds a bonkers price to me to pay for a calve!
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
I have no idea what it was but they put on FB that the top calve price was £700 head.

If someone did pay that then unless it is a very high end pedigree bull/heifer calve ideal for breeding then it sounds a bonkers price to me to pay for a calve!
I wonder if it was a strong beef bred heifer calf?? 🤔🤔

potentially show standard then into breeding?
Hopefully when the proper report goes up we will be able too deduce more! 😉
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Don't pull any punches Muie! Give it to them straight! 😂 😂
It winds me up!!
“I paid 1/2 finished value for a 5 week old calf, knowing corn is very dear, straw likely too remain dear and now I’ve finished it the [email protected] butchers won’t give me £6/kilo for it” you hear it in various incarnations so often!
No one stands there forcing us too bid!! 😂
 

Celt83

Member
Livestock Farmer
It winds me up!!
“I paid 1/2 finished value for a 5 week old calf, knowing corn is very dear, straw likely too remain dear and now I’ve finished it the [email protected] butchers won’t give me £6/kilo for it” you hear it in various incarnations so often!
No one stands there forcing us too bid!! 😂
I don't know, the way some people bid and you look at the calf going round the ring, I wonder if someone is holding a gun to them or holding their family hostage!
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
I don't know, the way some people bid and you look at the calf going round the ring, I wonder if someone is holding a gun to them or holding their family hostage!
I’m probably going too get told off for this... but here goes anyway.
I have noticed in my 15 years of buying out of markets that when you get a buyer who just won’t stop, odds are it’s a woman? There was a lady on Wednesday buying blue heifers. She didn’t arrive until 1/2 way through the sale but when she started blue heifers jumped £50. It was blindingly obvious that the dealers had noticed and were running her too hell. It’s such an easy thing too stop, yet women (and a few men) just don’t seem too get it...
That being said I’m one of them who bids by moving one finger slightly, twitching an eye or raising my eyebrows. Very secretive, don’t let anyone else know you’re in! Unlike them who wave catalogues or hands wildly in the air.
I genuinely feel sorry for them when the running starts. All you have too do is drop a few very expensive calves on your opponent and they soon give up!
 

Celt83

Member
Livestock Farmer
I’m probably going too get told off for this... but here goes anyway.
I have noticed in my 15 years of buying out of markets that when you get a buyer who just won’t stop, odds are it’s a woman? There was a lady on Wednesday buying blue heifers. She didn’t arrive until 1/2 way through the sale but when she started blue heifers jumped £50. It was blindingly obvious that the dealers had noticed and were running her too hell. It’s such an easy thing too stop, yet women (and a few men) just don’t seem too get it...
That being said I’m one of them who bids by moving one finger slightly, twitching an eye or raising my eyebrows. Very secretive, don’t let anyone else know you’re in! Unlike them who wave catalogues or hands wildly in the air.
I genuinely feel sorry for them when the running starts. All you have too do is drop a few very expensive calves on your opponent and they soon give up!
Are you sure your not a Bond villan! 😂 😂

I'm glad I'm not up your way trying to buy charolais calves, I bet your eyes will go black as a shark hunting it's prey! 😂
 

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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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