Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
I hate to tell u to but spoke to feed rep yesterday & he says creep price will be up £30/tonne again May 1st.......... It's eye watering...
What will it make creep then?
Just as a reference organic has been circa £500/tonne for a few years and conventional last June was £282/tonne, Organic was £501, now that’s Eye watering and hence why I don’t creep and if I do give anything it’s usually left over whole oats that didn’t fit on the trailers…

Just so you are aware price difference between Organic and Conventional lambs is usually around 30p/kg or on an 18kg lamb it’s £5.40 difference.
 

Celt83

Member
Livestock Farmer
JJ Morris whitland currently live, barren cows first.
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Devon Gurfallo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Guessing Wales will still all be an NVZ 🤦🏻‍♂️ The water companies pollute like no tomorrow, back in the summer we had a tip off to tell people not to go swimming in the local harbour as the sewage works couldn’t keep up with a ten fold if not more in occupancy so the sewage was going straight into the harbour where thousands per day would visit as it’s very sheltered. For months it was brown there 😮
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The wife and I went there in June this year. I wished I never put me feet in now. Is that your caravan sight on top?
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
The wife and I went there in June this year. I wished I never put me feet in now. Is that your caravan sight on top?
Not that 1, I don’t have statics, I’m further west but also have a small site. would’ve been ok in June, me and the wife had a toasty from the cabin the day before the kids broke up from school, after that day it was 1hr plus queue so didn’t bother - it was handy between farms calling in for ice cream and toasties.

call in if your in the area again, same to anyone else on here @Henery
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
I only watched abit, it was painfull. Auctioneers and drovers will need a lie down in a dark room tonight. It looked like the cattle all got dropped off just before the sale started and tickets and ppwork was in a muddle. Good trade but very stop start with all the delays . Why folks dont get cattle in early so auctions run smoothly i will never know. Still some farmers about who bring every pport they own into the markets when they there only selling half a dozen and expect the market to sort it all out! Maddening in this day and age.
 
Location
Devon
I only watched abit, it was painfull. Auctioneers and drovers will need a lie down in a dark room tonight. It looked like the cattle all got dropped off just before the sale started and tickets and ppwork was in a muddle. Good trade but very stop start with all the delays . Why folks dont get cattle in early so auctions run smoothly i will never know. Still some farmers about who bring every pport they own into the markets when they there only selling half a dozen and expect the market to sort it all out! Maddening in this day and age.
One week at a market there was an artic load of store cattle from about 200 miles away...

Farmer had given the lorry driver an envelope stuffed with passports.....

Turned out that his wife had also put the passports of the cattle they were keeping at home in another envelope on the kitchen table at the same time as the cattle they were selling.. Yep he picked up the wrong envelope to give to the lorry driver and it was only realized when they market staff opened it !!
 

Celt83

Member
Livestock Farmer
I only watched abit, it was painfull. Auctioneers and drovers will need a lie down in a dark room tonight. It looked like the cattle all got dropped off just before the sale started and tickets and ppwork was in a muddle. Good trade but very stop start with all the delays . Why folks dont get cattle in early so auctions run smoothly i will never know. Still some farmers about who bring every pport they own into the markets when they there only selling half a dozen and expect the market to sort it all out! Maddening in this day and age.
Probem is that's normal!!

Don't go there much now for this reason. It can be monotonous when you've been there for the best part of the day.

I think it's happening too often for it to be farmers bringing extra passports? Where are the drovers picking anomalies up when they arrive? Cattle are penned from 6am.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Probem is that's normal!!

Don't go there much now for this reason. It can be monotonous when you've been there for the best part of the day.

I think it's happening too often for it to be farmers bringing extra passports? Where are the drovers picking anomalies up when they arrive? Cattle are penned from 6am.
Mine went day before a few months back. Can be all over the place yes, some lots grouped which shouldn’t be and other lots should be grouped and arn’t..
 

Devon Gurfallo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Not that 1, I don’t have statics, I’m further west but also have a small site. would’ve been ok in June, me and the wife had a toasty from the cabin the day before the kids broke up from school, after that day it was 1hr plus queue so didn’t bother - it was handy between farms calling in for ice cream and toasties.

call in if your in the area again, same to anyone else on here @Henery
Don't think we will be back for a few years. But thanks for the offer.
 

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