Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Sheepfog

Member
Location
Southern England
Don’t they either full shear or shower all lambs before killing in NZ? This is why the shelf life is better than ours I was told.

The shelf life of NZ & Australian lamb is longer because they use machines to process the lamb. It is all done by hand in the UK which risks leaving a tiny bit of bacteria (transferred by glove) on the carcase - hence the shelf life is shorter. To compete with NZ & Australia, who are very export focussed, our processors will need to invest in more automated processing lines. Which wouldn't be a bad idea given the labour shortages the processing sector is facing.
 

Macsky

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Highland
Yes I often think it would end up bad if that happened. Pigs have been looked upon by banks as a preferably more viable option compared to cattle and sheep.
Pigs and poultry are surely more compatible with the factory farming system tho, and therefor more controllable, you just couldn’t farm sheep and cattle in the same fashion, fortunately. If you could we’d be long gone already.
 
Nope sober as a judge.. don’t really get what’s so shocking really, it’s a sellers market at the minute so why would I allow buyers too control what I do… if it was a buyers market then I might reconsider my attitude
If I went into a shop to buy a chicken sandwich and one was nice and clean and one was covered in chicken shite I know which one I would buy. If the only choice was one covered in shite I’d find a different shop. If I asked the shopkeeper chap if he had any sandwiches not covered in shite and he told me he doesn’t give a f**k about his buyers I wouldn’t go back to said shop. Have you ever bought a sandwich with clinkers?
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
If I went into a shop to buy a chicken sandwich and one was nice and clean and one was covered in chicken shite I know which one I would buy. If the only choice was one covered in shite I’d find a different shop. If I asked the shopkeeper chap if he had any sandwiches not covered in shite and he told me he doesn’t give a f**k about his buyers I wouldn’t go back to said shop. Have you ever bought a sandwich with clinkers?
I’ve bought the odd sandwich that’s given me the skitters… same rule applies!!
 

Mc115reed

Member
If I went into a shop to buy a chicken sandwich and one was nice and clean and one was covered in chicken shite I know which one I would buy. If the only choice was one covered in shite I’d find a different shop. If I asked the shopkeeper chap if he had any sandwiches not covered in shite and he told me he doesn’t give a f**k about his buyers I wouldn’t go back to said shop. Have you ever bought a sandwich with clinkers?
You do realise my diet consists purely of monster energy drinks, galaxy ripples and kebabs don’t you 😅😂 I’m just fed up of the whole industry’s attitude in all dimensions… none of the supply company’s give a f**k about farmers and none of the buyers give a f**k about farmers were just like one big ball of idiots too be sh!t on by everyone around us….
 

Full of bull(s)

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
That’s the trouble
It is I said to a friend two or three years ago if the pig job collapses round here it will take the rural economy with it, so many have gone out of cattle/dairy and filled sheds with B and B pigs, then borrowed and put more sheds up to do more numbers, all for three outfits, two of which have pigs on 100+ farms and other probably 20-30. I heard from a feed rep the latter is cutting back numbers and serving notice on a fair percentage of units. I think it’s foolish for anyone to think they are so big that they won’t be cut loose if things get bad enough, and things keep getting worse can any of them stand the pain?
 
It is I said to a friend two or three years ago if the pig job collapses round here it will take the rural economy with it, so many have gone out of cattle/dairy and filled sheds with B and B pigs, then borrowed and put more sheds up to do more numbers, all for three outfits, two of which have pigs on 100+ farms and other probably 20-30. I heard from a feed rep the latter is cutting back numbers and serving notice on a fair percentage of units. I think it’s foolish for anyone to think they are so big that they won’t be cut loose if things get bad enough, and things keep getting worse can any of them stand the pain?
There will be some worn out calculators atm
 

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