Market Reports

17.01.2020

Cattle

Cattle

Scottish cattle are sitting at a decent base of 350 p/kg for most outlets, with English cattle not far behind at 340p/kg. Angus cattle are in high demand in the last week reaching up to 365p/kg with strong demand going forward.

Price for cows is strengthening with a base of 260-268p/kg this week. With more wanted every week and quick uplift off farm. We have moved cows from Dornoch to Dumfries and Port William to Paxton in the last week.

Stores wanted – heifers 400- 450kg any breed, if you have any available get in touch with your fieldsman.

20 Aberdeen Angus in calf heifers available, along with a mixture of shorthorn, highland and belted Galloway bulls for sale, please get in touch with your fieldsman if you are interested.

Sheep

Sheep

The hogg trade is sitting at a base of 435-450pkg in the last week, looking positive for the weeks ahead. Though French demand is back for next week.

In the last week we have seen a massive change in the spec of hogget coming forward with only 8.1% in the gold grades this week. Hopefully the weather will improve and allow lambs to finish quicker and come forward as quality is really very varied.

Again we ask everyone remember to send the correct food information form along with lambs, as this is a legal requirement.

Store lambs wanted, please get in touch with your fieldsman if you have any available.

FSS Co-op Averages Av wt. kg Gold Green Black Red Blue
Standard NSL 19.13kg 8.1% 48.8% 36.1% 4.7% 2.4%

Organics

Organics

Organic cattle are still proving to be a challenge with limited demand from processors sitting at a base of 390p/kg if you can get them away. Organic hoggs on the other hand are urgently needed, pushing the price up this week to 490p/kg depending on spec, this is a great premium of 40p above conventional, with lambs up to £108. Please remember to send a copy of organic certificate with every consignment and also an up to date FCI form are available on our website. We are looking for store organic hoggs and cattle, please get in touch with your local fieldsman if you a have any available.

Contacts

 

Contacts

Farmstock Office        Monday -Thursday (9am – 4pm), Friday (9am – 3pm)       01750 723366

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 741 807

Nikki Gilbertson         Livestock Procurement Officer Northumberland                07515 851 201

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