Market Reports

Friday 17th November 2017

Cattle

Finished cattle remain keenly competed for with excellent demand across the board. Base prices to 390p in the last week and many more could be sold if we had them. Please keep them coming and take reap the rewards as in another fortnight and the Christmas kills will be completed. Prices could yet firm further but we are surely approaching the top of the tree.

Cow volumes remain low for the time of the year, with prices a stand on around 290p. Best cows to £1200 and OTM to £1500. More OTM and cows wanted every week, especially P grades, which providing them have some weight and cover are still making well over £2/kg. Why send your cows to the South of England when you can get just as much closer to home?
Young bulls for processing are maybe the exception to the trade, with processors concentrating all their efforts on Prime.

Store cattle are getting dearer, and demand remains firm. Strong stores wanted.

Lambs

Prime lambs are in firm demand, with all classes of lambs, well covered butchers types 44kg plus as well as medium weights 15-19kg and lights, sub 15kg facing keen competition. Base prices varying between 370 and 380p. More lambs urgently needed, but please make sure they have cover and consider offering dry feed to get the maximum out of every carcass. Target 3Ls and 3Hs on your kill sheets. We expect further increases in price with the Pound weakening against the Euro on the back of the calamitous Brexit negotiations.
Light weights wanted now, please get in touch with your local fieldsman or the office.

MORE LAMBS WANTED INCLUDING LIGHT WEIGHTS, MULES, BLACKIE’S AND CHEVIOTS. TUP LAMBS ALSO CATERED FOR. NEW SUPPLIERS WELCOME.

Organics

Organic cattle are a touch firmer this week, with demand improving. Base prices to 460p. Organic lambs to 385p, more needed with Christmas around the corner. Organic breeding stock available.

For Sale

Store lambs for Sale (Vicky Warcup & Guy Old)
Feeding ewes wanted, not blackies. (Vicky Warcup) Fat ewes wanted (Brian Webster)
Black and White Bulls for sale 120kg approx. (Brian Webster)
Luing & Sim Luing Bulling Heifers available (Jonny Williams)
Strong Store Cattle Wanted (all fieldsmen)