Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker


Livestock Farmer
Nice mixed bag of culls to go this week. Along with 6 ewes and lambs and 4 massive hoggs.


Livestock Farmer
If it’s the same wedding we could have both gone and talked about sheep all night. A friend of mine (girl) says Iv only got 3 conversations farming, good times Iv had out when drinking and girls Iv shagged (tried to). None of these are very suitable of wedding small talk.

Last wedding I went to they sat me with 11 royal ag collage students, they learnt more about sheep farming in the evening than they could ever at uni. I drank 3 bottles of red wine, punched one in the face and promptly fell asleep. That was a good wedding. 🤭😂
I think we would get along really well


Livestock Farmer
Farmers weekly are running a series of vids about the dangers to farmers especially at this time of year that ought to posted , they can be viewed on youtube called " Dying to feed you"
If feels like we're always being told about it but no one pays much attention but we need reminding. I couldn't believe it not that long ago I'd been putting straw under them in the shed scratching them on the head and given them a bag on the ground every day since they went out and they were just as quiet as inside. At least it was me and not dad or he might have broken his new hip.


Livestock Farmer
Just read in FG that exports of lamb have reached pre-Brexit levels with volumes up 37% year on year. The EU was the main destination. Perhaps explains why the prices for export type lambs and hoggs has been so good this year.
Can't be right, lambs were meant to be worthless un-exportable things post brexit that were bought by the government to keep sheep farmers in business.
It can't be right, Jack will never believe you


Livestock Farmer

This is a good podcast talking about beef prices. I'm sure i heard right that beef in German is £5/kilo well worth listening to the first speaker anyway 20 minutes or so. Don't think the link will work unless you have Google podcast app but you can find it with the screenshot if you type the name into other players.
Might find some more heifers for the bull :unsure:


Livestock Farmer
Have to say I’m not to sure on the cold causes it theory . How can the cold cause a bacterial infection ? Worked with sheep in some cold places and never had bother.
But some farms do seem to get bad goes . Was at a place couple years ago , out of 180 Cheviot Mule gimmers the boy must have had 30 odd gone bad of bag ! Unlucky or something to do with breeding ?
I think there must be a link between blue bag mastitis and selenium deficiency in ewes and pasturella pneumonia in lambs (bugs getting into the udder from lambs) - we rarely see it in our crossbreds since we got keener on bolusing and HeptavacP'ing (ewes as late as possible before lambing and lambs at two weeks old). Getting nearly 20% of ewes with blue bag mastitis in non heptavacp'd ewes on new ground that turned out bo be very low in Selenium was what triggered our investigation and changes!

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...