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
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.
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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.
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