Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
What's the difference in price for store cattle going into an afu compared to normal store cattle not going into one?
Store cattle over 400kg sold in an orange market tb sale wouldnt be any less and i heard one buyer say he had stopped going to tb sales as he thought he could buy them cheaper in a normal sale. The cattle under 400kg would be less money as the afu's dont want longterm cattle . More competition selling in markets but sometimes selling direct to someone if you know the price is right is far less hassle, no transport or market fees, no getting hurt putting the tickets on and less stress all round. You dont get to show your cattle off though.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
I would hazzard a guess that an older 30-40 mth slower grown beast would taste better than a 12-18mth intensively finished one but if both were hung for the same time i doubt there would be any difference in tenderness.
 

J 1177

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Durham, UK
I’m not going to name any butchers but he wasn’t who I was thinking of…my point is supermarket beef is no different to butchers beef imo. I have noticed that buyers are now wanting the cattle a lot thicker and a lot fatter than they used to. Never could get my head around buying lean ones but I guess the housewife didn’t want fat then moaned the beef was tasteless
D Dobson got a black and white bull killed (bad leg) and we got some of the beef, it was very good. Robinsons of wingate butchered it
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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