Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Location
Devon
Store cattle trade is serious everywhere, i thought perhaps numbers were short but whitland has almost 500 tomorrow and hereford has 600 on thursday so theres still a few about! If firms drop the beef price they will be lynched now
The cattle price could suddenly drop just like the sheep price has done this week!
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Was talking to a lad yesterday, his fert cost £16000 last year, it is going to be £55,000 this year when ge gets round to it, i dont think many of us have crossed that bridge yet!
If we use same amount of sheepfeed this winter it will come to £4000 more.
These costs are getting serious!
Its unsustainable thats what it is tbh, regardless of improve prices.
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
PRIMESTOCK

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,836 sheep comprising of 4,609 prime hoggs and 4,227 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th January 2022.

An improved entry of cast cows were forward to a competitive ringside of buyers, with more numbers required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. The sale topped at £1,428 for a British Blue shown by Devonport Farms, Hexham, who sold others at £1,013. Beef Shorthorns sold to £1,048 from JDM Thomson, Pilmuir, Hawick.
Top price per kilo of 140p from Blakelaw.

A smaller show of 4,609 prime hoggs were forward to the same ring of purchasers which ensured all classes were competitively bid for, following the national trend, heavy lambs being less money on the week whilst lightweight and export sheep sold to recent rates.

Beltex hoggs topped the price per kilo at 397p from M Buchan, Torrax, Kirriemuir, who also went onto top the price per head at £175. This quality consignment of 100 Beltex & Texel hoggs went on to average 47kg, 296p and £140.71.

All classes of well fed and properly finished prime hoggs are keenly sought after on a weekly basis to satisfy an ever-growing customer base here at Longtown. For further enquiries please contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to take your calls.

An overall sale average of 265.4p (SQQ 270.6p) was achieved.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 397p Torrax, 345p, 342p Lurgan, 341p Cambeckhill, 331p Sowerby Wood, 320p High Stenries.
Texel 321p Torrax, 307p Bidlake, 305p Kirkbride, 304p Bridge End, 303p Kirkbride, 301p Trawill & New Hummerbecks, 300p Torrax, Brae Edge, Lingey Field, Sowerby Wood & Cadgillhead.
Hill Cheviot 302p Maidencots, 299p West Houses, 292p High Fodderlie, 287p West Houses, 285p Tushielaw.
Herdwick 297p Orthwaite Hall.
Charollais 294p Basco Dykehead.
Suffolk 290p Maidencots, 285p Donrentin, 281p Lairdlaugh, 280p Shield Farm, Outertown & Third, 274p Knock, 273p Maidencots.
Blackface 284p West Houses, 280p Sorbie, 277p Arnicle, 274p Silloans, 273p Knockreoch, 271p Fardingjames, 270p Knockreoch.
Mule 276p Kirkland of Longcastle, 267p Shield Farm, 266p Silloans, 260p Derrie, 258p Fardingjames, 256p Woodfoot, 255p High Cattadale, Pasture House, Gartvaigh & Kirkland of Longcastle.
Cheviot Mule 263p High Airyolland, 261p Thornship.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £175 Torrax, £150 High Hall, £149 Maryholm, £147, £144 High Stenries, £143 Crawthat, £140 Cambeckhill, Torrax & High Hall.
Suffolk £168 Whitstonehill, £158 Colmslie Hill, £150 Whitstonehill, £149 Claycrop, £144 South Slealands, £140 Kimmiter Green.
Texel £157, £155 Whitstonehill, £155 High Crubasdale & High House, £152 Skelfhill, £150 High Crubasdale, Shangan, Upper Tinwald & Stockasteads.
Leicester £146, £140 Albierigg.
Mule £135 Mount Farm, £126 Cowburnrigg, £124.50 Fardingjames.
Hill Cheviot £135 Mainside, £126 Glendearg, £125 Tushielaw.
Charollais £124 Bidlake, £121.50 Knowe.
Cheviot Mule £123.50 High Airyolland, £120.50 Kingside.
Blackface £122 Albierigg, £120 Plenderleith.
North Country Cheviot £120 Jethart (Larkhall).
Herdwick £120 Orthwaite Hall.

A larger show of 4,227 ewes were forward again to the same ring of competitive purchasers, with all classes firmer across the board, especially handy weight Blackie and Cheviot ewes.

Texel ewes topped at £220 consigned by Messrs Beard, Dormansteads, Roweltown.

Suffolk ewes topped at £180 from A Wallace & Co., Claycrop, Newton Stewart.

Hill ewes were forward in great numbers topping at £119 for Blackface ewes from AW Ainslie, Linkshead, Berwick with Cheviots also topping at £119 from WJC & SJ Weir, Mainside, Hownam.

Heavy Mule ewes sold to £132 from Third Farms, Lockerbie.

Rams sold to blistering rates again topping at £195 for Texels from JR & CJ Ward, Whitstonehill, Lockerbie and Suffolks from A & J Dickson, Sorrowlessfield Mains, Earlston. Blackface tups sold to £172 for a huge stock tup consigned by Messrs E & TN Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg, Hexham.

All quantities of ewes are required for this week’s sale as the ewe trade is set to hold firm and more ewes can be sold on a weekly basis to vendor’s advantage. Please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers for further entries or enquiries.

HEAVY EWES
Texel £220 Dormansteads, £212 Sharplaw & Newton Field, £210 High House, Beckfoot & Sharplaw, £208 Newton Field, £205 Craggs & Craigsford Mains, £204 Dormansteads & Chaseside, £202 Crumhaughhill, £198 Langdyke Cottage, £195 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £180 Claycrop, £166 Newton Field, £150, £148 Bleatarn, £148 Crumhaughhill, £145 The Snab.
Beltex £178 Lairdlaugh, £176 High House, £166 Newton Cottage, £165 High House, £158 Newton Cottage.
Bluefaced Leicester £154, £147, £138 Linkshead, £136 High House, £134 Nunscleugh & Romesbeoch.
North Country Cheviot £151, £141, £134 Dormansteads, £133 North Synton, £132 West Millhills & Dodgsonstown.
Charollais £140 Satchells, £140, £135, £134 Chaseside, £132 Brocklerigg.
Lleyn £133, £121 South Bowerhouses.
Mule £132 Third, £130 Linkshead & Westcote, £128 Third, £127 Dunjop, High Airyolland & Townfoot, £126 Shangan & Millriggs, £125 Hollytree & Kirranrae.
Cheviot Mule £131 Clackmae, £124 Third, £121 Clackmae.

LIGHT EWES
Blackface £119, £117 Linkshead, £109 Thornton Tower, £107 Linkshead, £103 Cowburnrigg, £100 Newton Cottage.
Hill Cheviot £119 Mainside, £114, £111 Potholm, £110 Cara View, £107 Mainside, £106 Haswell Moor, £103 Pynag.
Kerry Hill £90 Thornship.
Swaledale £85 Burnhouse, £78 Townfoot, £77 Linkshead, Coombe Crag, Bayldon & Burnhouse, £75 Linkshead.

RAMS
Texel £195 Whitstonehill, £190 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £188 Woodhouse, £185 Whitstonehill, £180 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £195 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £172 Skelfhill, £170 Viewley, Cowburnrigg & Colmslie Hill.
Charollais £176 Chaseside, £175 Viewley.
Blackface £172 Cowburnrigg.
Bluefaced Leicester £160 Beoch, £146 Beckfoot, £138 Viewley & Silloans.
Hampshire £150 Sorrowlessfield Mains.
Cheviot £145 Viewley, £142 Beoch, £138 Potholm, £130 Skelfhill.

Averages:
Hoggs
Light to 300.0p (245.7p)
Standard to 345.0p (273.2p)
Medium to 397.0p (271.0p)
Heavy to 321.0p (256.8p)
Ewes
Light to £119.00 (£76.20)
Heavy to £220.00 (£123.40)
Rams £195.00 (£120.62)
 
Yes but lambing ease has to be a consideration too. My shapier ewes are still markedly wedge shaped, with the thick end of the wedge over the more valuable cuts 👍
Well yes you look after the part they actually use in this country and has the most value
Seems a bit of a cop out grading narrow shoulders. You wiil know better than me but maybe they need some better excuses
 
Was talking to a lad yesterday, his fert cost £16000 last year, it is going to be £55,000 this year when ge gets round to it, i dont think many of us have crossed that bridge yet!
If we use same amount of sheepfeed this winter it will come to £4000 more.
These costs are getting serious!
Yes exactly. 20p a kilo on a lamb is nothing compared to that lot!!
We can cope if the end product goes up in line with these costs, but it’s a bad do if it doesn’t!!
I’m not sure talking the price down in these publications is very well timed at the moment
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Funny that, I had lambs grade moderately there too and I wasn't the only one. Farm stock Scotland sent a delegation down to have a look. I was told that the regular grader seemed to overemphasise the importance of the shoulder, so anything with a moderate fore was an O grade, never mind what was behind it. Never mind it's meant to be an assessment of three areas and the shoulder is only 10% of the carcass value (I believe).
I meant may lambs grade badly in general, mules, welsh and Suffolk cross go dead. Rpf is flat rate and don’t mend them up to 4L’s and even 4h isn’t much off. My lambs come fat and poor shape off turnips usually.
 
Well yes you look after the part they actually use in this country and has the most value
Seems a bit of a cop out grading narrow shoulders. You wiil know better than me but maybe they need some better excuses
That's what I was told anyway. Perhaps part of the problem is that there is no oversight of sheep grading, although there was word that it was coming in. Cattle grading, weighing and dressing is checked regularly by the RPA man.
 

muleman

Member
Yes exactly. 20p a kilo on a lamb is nothing compared to that lot!!
We can cope if the end product goes up in line with these costs, but it’s a bad do if it doesn’t!!
I’m not sure talking the price down in these publications is very well timed at the moment
No ,the people we supply should be told the price isnt enough.
I had a feedrep in yard before, i said 'feeds dear but youl be selling it are you?'
He says 'yeah ,but dunno whats gonna happen in a year or 2, most of the farms i go on the farmers are in their 50s and 60s , if not older, with no sons coming on, they are thinking of scaling the business down or getting out'
Things are going to get interesting in a year or 2 thats for sure,
The government and joe public must not have heard of the saying ' dont bite the hand that feeds you'!
 
No ,the people we supply should be told the price isnt enough.
I had a feedrep in yard before, i said 'feeds dear but youl be selling it are you?'
He says 'yeah ,but dunno whats gonna happen in a year or 2, most of the farms i go on the farmers are in their 50s and 60s , if not older, with no sons coming on, they are thinking of scaling the business down or getting out'
Things are going to get interesting in a year or 2 thats for sure,
The government and joe public must not have heard of the saying ' dont bite the hand that feeds you'!
Well we can all see what’s coming. Riding it out is another matter. We’ve all done enough riding things out as it is !!!
 
Location
Cleveland
No ,the people we supply should be told the price isnt enough.
I had a feedrep in yard before, i said 'feeds dear but youl be selling it are you?'
He says 'yeah ,but dunno whats gonna happen in a year or 2, most of the farms i go on the farmers are in their 50s and 60s , if not older, with no sons coming on, they are thinking of scaling the business down or getting out'
Things are going to get interesting in a year or 2 thats for sure,
The government and joe public must not have heard of the saying ' dont bite the hand that feeds you'!
I have said it a few times….in the next 5 years there’s going to be a serious shake up in farming and I think livestock will be the main culprits….too many years of sh!t prices. Even the current lamb price is crap
 

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
Well we can all see what’s coming. Riding it out is another matter. We’ve all done enough riding things out as it is !!!
my whole fkn career has been riding out one storm or another ,BSE loss of MMB / f+M x2 / brexit ,covid rpa changes every few years , and general prices of stock for last 40 years its exhausting not being able to concentrate on the actual job of farming and going forward
 
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