Prime cattle sitting at a base price just now is 365/kg for in spec animals. The premium for Shorthorns is still sitting strong with base of 385p/kg however this is for a limited supply. Angus are sitting at 375-380 p/kg and are set for further rises in price in the weeks to come. Cull cows are 285p/kg-295p/kg in the last week with quick uplift. More needed urgently.
We have members looking for cows with calf at foot, so if you have any available please get in touch with your fieldsman.
Hoggs are now drying up and coming to an end however, still sitting at a reasonable 450p/kg. If you have any ready please get them booked in quick as abattoirs will soon switch over completely.
With new season lambs finishing 3 weeks earlier than expected the trade set off to a slow start in last few weeks with a base of 490p/kg this week. With the demand now rising the price is set to improve along with this, so please get in touch if you have any new season lambs available.
Large numbers of ewes with lambs at foot are coming forward. Please make sure you are keeping an eye out on our Facebook page and our website to see the stock we have available in case they are just what you are looking for, we don’t want you missing out!
The Lothian Lamb and Beef 2018/19 Most in Spec lambs winners have been announced. In third place was Tom Welsh of Mossfennan, Broughton (Pictured on the right), second place was Gordon Noble of Lochurd, West Linton (pictured on the left) and our winner was Harry Hamilton of Nunraw, Haddington. We thank all our members for providing us with great quality grades, keep up the great work for the next year !
Numbers of organic hoggets continue to be in short supply, with base prices sitting over the five pound mark at a strong 515p/kg. Organic cattle are still sitting at 410- 430 p/kg for Scottish 370p/kg for British at the moment. Organic Store Cattle needed urgently contact your local fieldsman if you have any available.
Victoria Warcup Senior Livestock Procurement Officer 07767 298 382
Jonny Williams Senior Livestock Procurement Officer 07817 702 988
David Marshall Senior Livestock Procurement Officer 07808 329 719
Eilidh Duncan Livestock Procurement Officer North and Central 07789 741807
Lindsey Miller Livestock Procurement Officer Northumberland 07795 343602
Guy Old Fieldsman for South West 07766 088 900
Colin Mair Fieldsman for Ayrshire Country Lamb 07976 605 130
Bryan Robb Fieldsman for Clackmannanshire 07818 000 877
Robert Paterson Fieldsman for Dunblane 07761 931 008
Ian Douglas Fieldsman for Lothian Lamb 07885 367 151