Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
What are people's thoughts on the sustainability of the finished beef / lamb prices into the 2022 given the increase in inputs ?
I think sue too the lack of stock worldwide the finished price is very sustainable as it stands now. People have got used too the increased cost of red meat.
Now the profitability of producing that red meat with the increased input costs?? Now that’s a whole new kettle of fish. Depends how reliant on feed purchases and fert you are… 😳
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Very few can do without one or the other to feed stock. It will make for a very testing spring trade for store cattle especially if it’s a late one
Tbf i think it just drives the finishing job into the big boys hands more and more, they grow most of the feed they need apart from perhaps protein and probably carry alot of fert over too or are geared up to using alternative ferts, poultry litter etc. I know of two large arable/poultry farms that are buying cattle this autumn for the first time in 4 yrs and they dont do anything without first having the best advice.
 

jendan

Member
So to summarise for you, the market robbed you but still robbed you £5 less then mr dw??
Longtown had nearly 10,000 lambs/feeding ewes in yesterday. I took a pen of tup lambs.Bit disappointed but not many people want store tup lambs only Paul Bouch. Will have to finish what ive got left at home. Lost mine in the alleys as got there very late,and only dawned on me that they ran them in to sell first after the Blackies and Cheviots. Could have been worse,i think they would still be selling after 5 pm.
 
Longtown had nearly 10,000 lambs/feeding ewes in yesterday. I took a pen of tup lambs.Bit disappointed but not many people want store tup lambs only Paul Bouch. Will have to finish what ive got left at home. Lost mine in the alleys as got there very late,and only dawned on me that they ran them in to sell first after the Blackies and Cheviots. Could have been worse,i think they would still be selling after 5 pm.
I’ve been taking some most weeks they have been a decent trade. Haven’t had many tups there though
 

hendrebc

Member
Livestock Farmer
I’m glad to hear they were back yesterday. I had 88 in which, all bar 11 of a narrower white faced breed, were one of the best run of lambs I’ve ever taken there. There were a couple of Beltex x Charollais ewe lambs in there, which didn’t stand out.
In usual market tradition, every pen was 44 or 44.5kg, despite them being spread from from 44 to 47kg at home (7 miles away).:rolleyes:

They made between £100 and £104 per head. A fiver or so better than the 44kg lambs that went dw to Kepak last week, but disappointed they weren’t better.
Texts from Ruthin market about welshpool.
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jendan

Member
I’ve been taking some most weeks they have been a decent trade. Haven’t had many tups there though
Just watched a few weaners at Carlisle on line.Just finished selling. I wouldnt have liked to be selling today.Two pens of 7 named sire Angus steers and heifers £630 and £500.Little better than calf prices.There seemed to be any amount of decent cattle in the £600s.They must be almost £200/head less than for same size cattle from May/June.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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