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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Netherfield, Dec 6, 2018.
As long as its premium IRISH beef eh Caveman !!!!!!!!!!
I never said there was. I prefer beef with some fat on it where as supermarkets want to display lean but that does not have the same level of flavour .
Wouldn't know about that mate.
What I do know.
When I was regular in local mart, fatteners from East Anglia, whom I was told supplied into morrisons set up, would buy some of the best cattle on offer at store sales and buy the best fat cattle on offer also, if there was a fat sale on the same day.
One of the worst steaks I ever had came from a farm shop.
Due respect to anyone on here who runs one, but there are some types out there selling hairy stirks and pigs out of heritage breeds, that you would not buy if you'd seen them on the hoof; all dressed up and over priced with a plausible story for town dwellers. Their meat is no better than British from the major retailers.
As producers, we need supermarkets to buy the bulk of our stock, and I see no contradiction in supporting those retailers, especially when they are blowing out good British steaks at £11kg, or pork legs at £3kg
Sorry if this makes @David. post look odd, my computer made it look like it had not posted it, then posted it three times.
Why not set up a butchering business instead of being a farm worker?
what does a bullocks being hairy or a pig from a heritage breed have to do with it?
We need supermarkets to sell our stuff because most of us are out to grow as much as we can and do nothing to try and sell it ourselves.
Grow grow grow... Oh now I need to get rid of it so I'll have to take what I'm given...
Mine are all brought up from calves, (no movements on passport) like to think there quality animals and could be served up on any royal table given the opportunity, like anything you need to have a market for your product, if you don,t then you are limited to where you can sell, being farm assured is one. Paying to much for stores is another, I sometimes wonder if some farmers loose there brains when they over pay for some cattle i,ve seen sold, £1000 for 10 month old, feed for 8 months and sell for £1200 or maybe 13, still not much in it.
You also need to have a slaughterhouse close at hand, facilities to get it processed and not be up the end of a dead end track
Surely a £1000 calf at 10 months will make a lot more than £1200 at 18 month old? Our buyers often get 15/1600 for them
What would be the closest mart to you in east sussex caveman?And what sort of numbers would be sold per sale.
With the best will in the World, not everyone can afford to buy meat and produce at Dalesford prices, fair play to those selling to the Chipping Norton Set, but most of us dont want the hassle, and most of the public want what Sainsbury, Morrisons, Tesco etc are selling and they want it as cheap as possible.
South East Marts Hailsham.
You can Google them and find out numbers past and present yourself.
If it only makes £1200 and you’ve paid £1000 for it you want to be looking for an easier way to lose your money....like slow horses and fast women
Woodheads and Morrison are related somehow. When Morrison’s took over Safeway which was Presto they demanded that Woodheads supplied all beef and lamb.Woodheads said they couldn’t do it so Morrison’s told them all or nothing. As a result Morrison’s bought into Woodheads in some way and Woodheads expanded and supplied what was needed.
That was the story I was told
Morrisons have owned it since 1991.
There's a blast from the past then, ex Midland Marts man buying for them...
Hardly calves at 10 months, I get 1500 for some of mine, but not all, i would say my average is 1300 to 1400, but then again i,m sure there,s some that claim different.
So what your saying is store cattle are cheap? a lot i see sold are 2.50p/kg store price not fat, plain cattle often make to much as stores, you only have to work out your feed costs, straw, & time to realize theirs not much in it, maybe some don,t worry about the margins.
What I’m saying is...if someone buys a 10 month old suckled calf for 1k and sells it for £1200 theyre not very good at their job....unless they’re selling it a month later