Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
No British beef in Asda yesterday ....just Irish ..😡😡😡

Tesco just as bad.they've been stocking with German stuff but who knows where its really come from.

You would think after the last few years lessons would be learnt and U.K. beef would be a priority
There’s no doubt that being more self sufficient is the answer just seems to be a long wait for those in the know to catch on

From what I heard yesterday the issue isn't supply of animals but workforce processing capacity.

All major retailers, food service and food outlets are importing from the continent where the labour supply isn't such an issue.

Frustrating as i feel its keeping a lid on cattle prices.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
They sell all kinds Tesco under their other name of “Booker” complete barstewards stuffing the catering trade full of foreign meats .

The catering trade has always sourced whatever they can get cheapest. Booker is hardly forcing them to buy it, they are supplying what that customer demands, as they did long before everyone’s easy bogeyman took over.

The pressure needs to be put on the catering trade, or rather their customers, to actually give a toss about provenance, not moan about the sharks supplying them.
 

Optimus

Member
From what I heard yesterday the issue isn't supply of animals but workforce processing capacity.

All major retailers, food service and food outlets are importing from the continent where the labour supply isn't such an issue.

Frustrating as i feel its keeping a lid on cattle prices.
Doesn't seem to be an issue up here.they've been killing animals at full capacity for weeks.price hasn't shifted for months.
 

cattleman123

Member
Location
devon
From what I heard yesterday the issue isn't supply of animals but workforce processing capacity.

All major retailers, food service and food outlets are importing from the continent where the labour supply isn't such an issue.

Frustrating as i feel its keeping a lid on cattle prices.
Thats been the story for a long time...its as you say all about keeping the price down
 

Hilly

Member
The catering trade has always sourced whatever they can get cheapest. Booker is hardly forcing them to buy it, they are supplying what that customer demands, as they did long before everyone’s easy bogeyman took over.

The pressure needs to be put on the catering trade, or rather their customers, to actually give a toss about provenance, not moan about the sharks supplying them.
So you admit they are sharks , long story for a short outcome ffs .
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
So you admit they are sharks , long story for a short outcome ffs .

Of course they’re sharks, like most other large companies. They all got so big by being ruthless businessmen, willing to sell their grannies.

The catering industry, or rather their customers, don’t give a monkeys about provenance, just price. If Bookers didn’t supply that demand, another ruthless operator would rise up to do so.

It’s the folks expecting a carvery for a fiver that are to blame. It ain’t prime Scottish Angus going into that now is it!
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Of course they’re sharks, like most other large companies. They all got so big by being ruthless businessmen, willing to sell their grannies.

The catering industry, or rather their customers, don’t give a monkeys about provenance, just price. If Bookers didn’t supply that demand, another ruthless operator would rise up to do so.

It’s the folks expecting a carvery for a fiver that are to blame. It ain’t prime Scottish Angus going into that now is it!
£4.50 at our local… 😉😂
 
My MIL used to be a bookers manager for 15 or so years but left just before Tesco got involved, going in to visit her you’d see a big slab of beef on the counter with UK slaughter house stamps on the meat yet the label said “Produce of Botswana” 😮
Wifey ordered stuff with Castell Howell in the lockdown last summer,chicken breasts were from Holland and whole chickens from Argentina.
 

ford4000

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
north Wales
Great trade today in stasaph, separated lambs into texely ones and muley ones and no difference in price again!
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