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Shebb90

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Location
Devon
The limm heifers with a blue calf at foot averaged £1884 per outfit, heifers calved at 2yo, calves month to five weeks old. Bought as bullers last June. I am not telling you what I paid for the bullers but they have more than doubled themselves in eleven months.
I still have several to sell so averages don' t mean a lot at this stage.
It just annoys me that someone comes on this forum and says that the trade was as flat as a pancake and he doesn't know what an earth he is talking about. Enough said.
But was talking general trade ? If your stock was good or a lot better than average, then you have gained which is good, but what about the average stuff that was there on the day
 
Location
Devon
The limm heifers with a blue calf at foot averaged £1884 per outfit, heifers calved at 2yo, calves month to five weeks old. Bought as bullers last June. I am not telling you what I paid for the bullers but they have more than doubled themselves in eleven months.
I still have several to sell so averages don' t mean a lot at this stage.
It just annoys me that someone comes on this forum and says that the trade was as flat as a pancake and he doesn't know what an earth he is talking about. Enough said.
Trade was very flat for everything but the very best outfits ( like what you sold ) and the char bulls.

Main thing is you were happy with your prices.

With the exception of your cattle most of the rest would normally be £200 outfit at least dearer ( if not more ) at this time of year than what they currently are making!

And i was talking about trade in general and not any one specific lot.

I was told that your calves were very good conformation and well bred and that is what helped them make a very good trade.

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Why you feel the need to be so nasty on this thread for i have no idea as i have not at any point been critical of your cattle or the trade you had on Sat.
 

bluepower

Member
Livestock Farmer
But was he talking general trade ? If your stock was good or a lot better than average, then you have gained which is good, but what about the average stuff that was there on the day? Wasn't there and did see any of the stock so can't say, but just wondering what you think of the average of the overall stock that was there has that what he would be talking about I guess
I think you have to be here and see the stock sold to understand the trade. Several bulls were not sold and a couple of bulls sold for little more than killing price but they were considerably older.
Anything of quality was a good trade but people are getting wise to second quality outfits , even when they have grass fever in May.Good suclers were a firm trade, but anything off the mark was more difficult to place.
I almost sound like an auctioneer !
 
Location
Devon
We went to their main centre as wife friend is a lead vet there, I just couldn't get my head around why dockeys?! The money in the charity insane..
Do they not get sack full's of cheques and cash sent to them every week in the post for the donkeys?

They weigh the donkeys every month apparently.

Have to say the donkey's look very well, they have thousands of acres and several farms, one farm alone buys in an artic load of straw for them every 2 weeks thru the winter months.
 

Hilly

Member
The limm heifers with a blue calf at foot averaged £1884 per outfit, heifers calved at 2yo, calves month to five weeks old. Bought as bullers last June. I am not telling you what I paid for the bullers but they have more than doubled themselves in eleven months.
I still have several to sell so averages don' t mean a lot at this stage.
It just annoys me that someone comes on this forum and says that the trade was as flat as a pancake and he doesn't know what an earth he is talking about. Enough said.
Your happy with your trade sounds like you did better than average so dont see your problem with guth .
 
Location
Devon
I think you have to be here and see the stock sold to understand the trade. Several bulls were not sold and a couple of bulls sold for little more than killing price but they were considerably older.
Anything of quality was a good trade but people are getting wise to second quality outfits , even when they have grass fever in May.Good suclers were a firm trade, but anything off the mark was more difficult to place.
I almost sound like an auctioneer !
Glad you agree with me ref trade thou it was the char bulls that only really made what they were worth with the other odd exception.

Trade on balance was very lacklustre for this time of year for anything but the best like what i said about 2 days or so ago and which you disagreed with untill now it appears.
 

bluepower

Member
Livestock Farmer
Glad you agree with me ref trade thou it was the char bulls that only really made what they were worth with the other odd exception.

Trade on balance was very lacklustre for this time of year for anything but the best like what i said about 2 days or so ago and which you disagreed with untill now it appears.
I don't quite know what your problem is, you seem to want to have a fight with everyone?
 
Location
Devon
I don't quite know what your problem is, you seem to want to have a fight with everyone?
Um i think its you that has the problem and are looking for a fight.

I posted what i was told about the trade and from what i saw sold myself, you are the one that went off on one and started throwing insults at me because you did not agree with my view on trade 2 days ago! only untill tonight when you actually posted that trade but for the very best was hard going which i basically have been saying for the last two days.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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