Pig movements ?

Batty

Member
How’s everyone out there getting on with keeping the numbers moving. Both weaner and finished sellers. Seems a perfect storm of reduced demand lowered abattoir throughputs and cheaper imports floating around. Email from red tractor with a few more new addons, new crop wheat prices lifting. Red tractor premium my ar5e they don’t even want the pigs. Sorry for the negativity my glass is not half full today!
 

radar

Member
Mixed Farmer
How’s everyone out there getting on with keeping the numbers moving. Both weaner and finished sellers. Seems a perfect storm of reduced demand lowered abattoir throughputs and cheaper imports floating around. Email from red tractor with a few more new addons, new crop wheat prices lifting. Red tractor premium my ar5e they don’t even want the pigs. Sorry for the negativity my glass is not half full today!
Yes had enough here - destock happening. Capital investment required to meet future slurry/environment regs cannot be justified. Just sent load of sows away and after haulage etc £50 each!! Loosing money which ever way you turn.
 
Very badly. I produce about 500 8kg weaners per week. About a month ago the large integrator that I have sold to since November gave me three weeks notice owing to lack of space, last in first out.

Luckily a neighbour has a lot of redundant outdoor weaner kennels and they have been kindly delivering them.

Meanwhile, we are cutting the herd back from 1250 to 420 sows, culling up to mid pregnancy, and going to finish the 200 or so a week progeny free range.
Then reassess.
 

Pan mixer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
Very badly. I produce about 500 8kg weaners per week. About a month ago the large integrator that I have sold to since November gave me three weeks notice owing to lack of space, last in first out.

Luckily a neighbour has a lot of redundant outdoor weaner kennels and they have been kindly delivering them.

Meanwhile, we are cutting the herd back from 1250 to 420 sows, culling up to mid pregnancy, and going to finish the 200 or so a week progeny free range.
Then reassess.
That is really irksome about the integrator, unfortunately they have a history of that kind of thing. I am still clinging on but the cash flow took such a hit earlier this year that my hamster wheel is spinning faster than I like. It would be nicer if the cull sows actually came to money.
 

Nukemall

Member
I'm not so sure that the demand isn't there, I think the processing difficulties mean it is more cost effective for them to import the cuts they want.
It will be interesting to see how much pigmeat was imported end of last year beginning of this year, and also see what the processors profits are like when they are announced.
The commodity price gamblers are not going to help our situation either.
 

l'ordinary bonville

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
N Yorks
I am looking for a source of store pigs to be a regular 500 every fortnight or 1000 every 4 weeks.
Trouble is i need RT not freedom foods
Anyone able to produce these numbers long term? Will be finished indoor on slats
 

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.

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Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...
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