Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

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  1. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    This is what happens when everyone tups an extra 50-100 ewes to get more lambs because the price is crap, then it ends up a vicious circle
     
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  2. Ross121

    Ross121 Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Yes pay to 22, we had blue faced Leicester sired lambs on the lorry today, no fuss!! As long as there in spec O2 or better!
     
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  3. sherg

    sherg Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    Hasn't the national flock grown by 2% ? apparently there was 5000 lambs in welshpool today I really thought the numbers forward would be slowing up by now, looking at the beef price compared to the lambs people would be better off bulling some heifers instead of lambing ewes
     
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  4. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Not sure what it's grown by but it wouldn't surprise me! Everyone on here seems to keeping upping numbers....I left my ewes the same as normal but think I'll increase cow numbers this spring
     
  5. sherg

    sherg Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    Dropped the ewes here and buying store lambs looks like I'm going to get bent over again this year:(
     
  6. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    You'll have to get yourself some nice bulling heifers ;)
     
  7. sherg

    sherg Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    I've been thinking about buying cows with calves and fattening the cow, I cant see myself wanting to calve cows just yet, I'm still wondering about doing black and white bulls with buitelaar
     
  8. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    I'd be more inclined to finish cows than black and white bulls...they'll certainly finish a lot quicker
     
  9. sherg

    sherg Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    In an ideal world I'd go and buy some nice pure lim stores and sell them in the fat for mega money like yourself at least you've got something nice to look at
     
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  10. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Keep your hand up long enough and you'll soon have a yard full
     
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  11. exmoor dave

    exmoor dave Member

    Location:
    exmoor, uk
    Here in the SW (& I imagine that Wales is similar) there is a fairly big reason for the increase in sheep numbers...... TB!
    Folk are reducing cattle numbers and increasing sheep.
     
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  12. sherg

    sherg Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    Probably a hell of a lot of suckler cow herds around here have either gone or reduced probably a few ex dairy boys keeping sheep now as well
     
  13. jendan

    jendan Member

    They will make far more in the store ring!
     
  14. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    I wouldn't touch black and white bulls with a barge poll for several reasons..

    Steers on the other hand are a different kettle of fish(y)
     
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  15. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    You were asked after at the AHDB meeting tonight by a young lady.... she wanted to know how your back was....
     
  16. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    Put them in the store ring, some similar at sedge on Sat made £990/1000 head!
     
  17. Forever Fendt

    Forever Fendt Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    i don't think the trade is anything like that around here
     
  18. J 1177

    J 1177 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Can i ask why guth?
     
  19. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    For starters they can be extremely nasty.

    Another reason that you will struggle to get them to decent weights/grade at the age required.

    Worth looking into the B scheme but a lot less cows have been put to the B/W bull in the last 12 months and supply going forward could be a problem.
     
  20. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    Don't go on the pre xmas trade as its jumped somewhat since then.
     

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