Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by sleepy, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. exmoor dave

    exmoor dave Member

    Location:
    exmoor, uk

    Haha! Excruciating :eek: spent the day walking round the moor gathering cattle so a hour and a half in a vehicle both ways didn't really appeal by the end of the day.


    Glad to here you got there, did you lay the law down? :nailbiting:
     
  2. J 1177

    J 1177 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Sorry i was coming at the question from a wrong angle. Iv had b and w bulls in the past and found what you say but i take it steers are easier to finish? Most black and whites up this neck of the woods tend to be bulls.
     
  3. Old Tip

    Old Tip Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Well bit the bullet and took the few lambs i had left on the feeder in, they were in perfect order and actually sold well on the day apart from the first one which went in the ring which for some reason never got going. 40kg Charly x Chev £77, 43kg 73.50, 46kg Chev Mules 74.50, 41kg £70

    Costs £3.50 a lamb inc 73p levy
     
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  4. cull cows

    cull cows Member

    Did you see any ewes sold @Old Tip
     
  5. Old Tip

    Old Tip Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Sorry no i left before they got going but there was a fair few well fed ewes in, will ask and get back to you @cull cows
     
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  6. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    You have more time with steers so even of they are plain/ slow doers you can run them on and get them to a heavy weight and at the end of the day with Fri cattle weight is what pays!

    With bulls you have the 16 month cut off and after that you are hammered and for every 4 decent bulls you will get you will end up sending 1 that is plain/ light etc.
     
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  7. Old Tip

    Old Tip Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    News is the Cull Ewes were much the same as last week but good types were easier to sell, mules seem to have taken a dip though, NW J36 have there market report up ok for this afternoon sale so top marks to them @cull cows
     
  8. cull cows

    cull cows Member

    Cheers may try some next week
     
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  9. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Anyone at Newark today? Cattle looked very red on the eblex
     
  10. exmoor dave

    exmoor dave Member

    Location:
    exmoor, uk

    I would have been over the moon with that- we were £10/ head down on that last Thursday :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  11. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    Sedge store lambs on Sat averaged around £63 head..

    Sedge fat lambs on Mon averaged around £70 head..

    Now where is the sense in that?
     
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  12. Victor

    Victor Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Will tell you in a month or 2 if there was any sense but does sound abit ify but if the fat is £100 in a few weeks won't be so bad. If your end price was guaranteed everybody would be biding.Makes it interesting and at least you can't say it's better off earning interest in the bank :cry:
     
  13. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    Can hogs really go to £100 head by March??

    A bit will depend on the exchange rate but I reckon we are looking at similar prices for hogs/ suck lamb as last year in the spring months ( hope im very wrong mind )
     
  14. jendan

    jendan Member

    It will be the end of march/april/may.Depends on how big/heavy they are and quality.Will have to be tight skinned Tex/Beltex x or SuffxTex.
     
  15. jendan

    jendan Member

    No sense at all,but its always been like that.Good quality at £63 might still make £93-£103 by April.
     
  16. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Heard lambs were about as exciting as a wet weekend in grimsby today :shifty:
     
  17. cull cows

    cull cows Member

    Rumour has it Dunbia are back 20p for lambs next week
     
  18. Old Tip

    Old Tip Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Hope not but you may be right @cull cows there buyers weren't at the marts on Tuesday and heard they were down to 2/3 days a week killing as they are to busy cutting and packing NZ lamb
     
  19. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    FFS We were told at the AHDB meeting that NZ lamb was not much different in price to ours, so you know why they import it don't you
     
  20. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Yea so they can squeeze our balls till they pop
     
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