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Mc115reed

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Livestock Farmer
There ought to be plenty GOOD lambs at £75 an less if there’s any brains left in the job!! All the heroes that were giving £90-100+ for store lambs won’t be so keen this time around if their calculators work
We will see… Iv no intention really of buying any lambs until October so plenty time to weigh the job up but personally I think it’s gonna be more mental than last year…
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
There ought to be plenty GOOD lambs at £75 an less if there’s any brains left in the job!! All the heroes that were giving £90-100+ for store lambs won’t be so keen this time around if their calculators work
Different thing all together if it’s GOOD lambs at £75! They should be more if the trade holds at this or gets better. But not the ones you buy in August knowing full well it will be April before they come good.
 

Top Tip.

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Location
highland
We will see… Iv no intention really of buying any lambs until October so plenty time to weigh the job up but personally I think it’s gonna be more mental than last year…
I agree,there was plenty of lambs sold last year that left a decent margin,so folk are getting used to buying these lambs and turning profit.
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
It’s about time they got a kick in the bollôcks, it might slow’m up a bit 😂
Hahaha, then the store producers will be all upset when the finishers pass the kicking downwards! There was plenty got wings clipped in February/March. And those selling heavyweights into April too. As said above, those who bought early and cashed on that hellish Christmas/January trade earned good coin! I looked back in the book this morning. My first big draw of polled lambs in January avg £3.03/kg 39.6kg. Didn’t see a trade like that again all season!
 
Then there's the extra twist this year of increased fert and diesel prices for growing brassicas and the corn price for the shed men, I can see they'll be a tenner cheaper in the autumn
Yes can’t see them being much dearer unless fat lambs stay strong but third week in July usually sees to that
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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