Market Reports

12th July 2019

Cattle

Prime cattle prices continue to look very grey as we don’t seem to be seeing a rise in the trade anytime soon. With a base of around 330p/kg this week. However numbers are starting to slightly reduce, Aberdeen Angus are certainly less plentiful.

Store cattle are starting to feel the effect of the poor trade as many finishers are unwilling to pay the price they once were willing to pay.

Cows have stayed steady with a base of 270p-275p/kg this week. There is still good demand and cows are shifting reasonably quickly. More needed, all shapes and sizes

Sheep

With a big attendance of farmers at the Yorkshire show the new season lamb prices remain static with a base of 395- 420p/kg this week. Lambs continue to kill well and grades I remain very good with 77.7% of lambs this week in spec.

With many finding lambs are finishing earlier than usual it is we are now seeing plenty of April born lambs coming forward., growing at well over 500g a day.

With Eid al – Adha just around the corner on the 11th August. We are now handling a few ewes, there will be spaces for ewes available in the coming weeks so grab a slot. Ewes can be sent alongside lambs in some cases so please speak to your fieldsman.

With lambs going onto fresh foggage, please remember to respect the haulier and other members sending lambs by bringing lambs in the night before to prevent any dirty lambs on the load.

There seems to be plenty of turmoil at some outlets this week, we apologise for any inconvenience.

Lambs needed for very fast uplift. New producers welcome. All areas, breeds & weights.

FSS Co-op Averages Av wt kg Gold Green Black Red Blue
Standard NSL 20.07kg 23.4% 54.3% 20.1% 1.1% 1.1%

Organics

At this moment in time organics are sitting well ahead of the conventional price. Let’s hope it continues. Organic Lambs sitting at a base of 490p/kg and Organic Cattle staying the same at 440p/kg in the last week. Organic Store cattle and store lambs wanted please contact your local fields person.

Contacts

Victoria Warcup       Joint Operations Director                                              07767 298 382

Jonny Williams          Joint Operations Director                                              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

Robert Paterson        Fieldsman for Dunblane                                              07761 931 008

Ian Douglas                Fieldsman for Lothian Lamb                                        07885 367 151