Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

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

  1. kfpben

    kfpben Member

    Location:
    Mid Hampshire
    Any idea what Rugby is like for mule wethers? Never been there before and I have a load to send.

    Think they can belly clip there the night before too?
     
  2. Cades were sold just caught the store lambs small crossbred £60+ the smallest of the small very poor £32.
     
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  3. beefandsleep

    beefandsleep Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    You need to make a stand when it comes to belly clipping. To be honest I did wince a bit today, mine did look dirty compared to the majority but when they want them they’re not fussy.
     
  4. kfpben

    kfpben Member

    Location:
    Mid Hampshire
    Make a stand?

    I sold some suff x and chev x stores today. Did ok but I reckon being dirty underneath from the turnips took a few quid off what they should have made. Being longer woolled types the mule werhers are dirtier still.
     
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  5. Fat hoggs a good trade at cally today, not so many around, heavy weights a really good trade, they want leaner ones.
     
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  6. beefandsleep

    beefandsleep Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    What I mean is that it would be far easier on all concerned, cheaper, more efficient and humane if they were clipped when they were hung up. When there are too many sheep about the specs tighten, buyers get fussier over fleeces, bellies etc. When they are short we should try to roll back a bit.
     
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  7. aangus

    aangus Member

    Location:
    cumbria
    That trade could make breeding shearlings very dear later on in the year
     
  8. Lovegoodstock

    Lovegoodstock Member

    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    could do, and I agree with you, but whenever has lamb price related to breeding ewe sales. That would require logic...
     
  9. gone up the hill

    Location:
    Devon
    I bet you only winced when you heard the hammer falling at such high prices :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Joking aside farmers should not be forced to clip either cattle or sheep, it should be done on the line, from a health and safety view point there is no way clipping cattle in a crush would pass a safety assessment if farmers carried out one! ( which really they should )
     
  10. beefandsleep

    beefandsleep Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Stoney faced from the first lot to the last then walked away shaking my head eyes looking at the floor like a true pro.
     
  11. Inlamb ewes aren't that dear, around 100 for 2/3crop scanned twins. They aren't out the way at that money.
     
  12. No they're not, triplets even cheaper I understand, but folk don't want the work.
     
  13. We need to pray for a decent transition deal which kicks the can down the road for a couple of years. And some decent negotiators for arrangements after!
     
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  14. aangus

    aangus Member

    Location:
    cumbria
    The one thing that would worry me about buying inlamb ewes now is the health status, and if they've been vaccinated for abortion
     
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  15. That true, sometimes your buying someone else's trouble, but who dares wins, so lm going to try and buy some.
     
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  16. Boydvalley

    Boydvalley Member

    Location:
    Bath
    Just keep them quarantined till they've lambed is well worth the effort in my experience (y)
     
  17. Did you sell as couples or later?
     
  18. I know a big dealer up here, who buys a lot of older ewes in the Autumn, then sells the lot six weeks before they lamb, he says he always makes money on them, even with some dead ones and sales the yields on a fat day. No fancy dear tups just run of the mill texels
     
  19. It surprises me that he makes money on them regularly, given that they look a good buy at the minute.
     
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  20. Boydvalley

    Boydvalley Member

    Location:
    Bath
    Later. They Had campylobacter. Never mixed them in to the flock and culled them at weaning. Lambing students were good and kept up hygiene during lambing. Lucky escape but only because we quarantined them.

    Edit it was only 20 mind, was a few short at the time thought they look good value!
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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