Market Reports (August 2018)

24th August 2018

Cattle

Cattle prices are definitely on the rise. Cattle sold in access of 380p this week on the R grade. Big demand for Aberdeen Angus clean cattle, prices up to 420p. Cull cows still short off market requirements and easily sold to a large number of buyers. Prices are 285p on the R grade.

Large numbers of store cattle sold this week at substantially increased rates on the week. With a bit of damp in the air and grass freshening up buyers are coming forward.

Sheep

Lambs up to 410p this week. With everyone worrying about a Post Qurbani crash, Lamb prices actually rose, with demand up from Monday. Lambs are finally starting to come forward in bigger volumes, though are varying in condition. Though it is very localised. Farmers are getting lambs onto foggage, they are looking considerably better since the drought. Hallelujah!

On Monday Quality Meat Scotland are launching a new campaign ‘Scotch Lamb, Naturally’ lasting till October. This is to promote lamb as a versatile and simple ingredient. Encouraging consumers to eat lamb during the week not just for a Sunday roast. Please do your best to support this worthwhile campaign by taking photos and  getting your hash tags in on facebook and twitter! #scotchlamb #naturally #lambweek

Store lambs available all breeds, shapes and sizes.

Please remember you can now login remotely to see your grade reports and invoices at www.farmstockdata.org.uk

New consignors welcome, more lambs needed to meet processors requirements over the next six months  

FSS Co-op Averages Av wt kg Gold Green Black Red Blue
Standard NSL 19.47kg 22.2% 59.2% 18.4% 3.1% 3.5%

Organics

Organics

Organic Lambs standing on again at 420p this week. More Organic Lambs needed.

The Organic Cattle supply and demand is finally balanced for the requirements of the big buyers, this will rapidly change within the next 2/3 weeks. When we will actively be looking for large numbers.

 

 

For Sale

Sim Luing Heifers approx 450kg

17 Angus Heifers In calf to a Saler bull.

12 Aberdeen Angus Heifers 15-16 months

50 Organic Steers/Heifers Approx 340kg

Flock dispersal of 300 suffx and mule ewes

100 Cheviot Mule Ewe lambs

70 Suffolk x North of England Mule Ewe Lambs

100 Suffolk x Cheviot Mule Ewe lambs

Aberfield ewe lambs

Wanted

100 Lleyn Ewes 1/2/3 Crop

All types of store lambs including organics

by LindseyMiller

 

 

TUP TAXIS REQUIRED AT KELSO TUP SALE ON FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER!!

 

It’s that time of year again when BMR is looking for Tup Taxis. Every year BMR is indebted to the farming community for supplying ATVs, drivers and trailers for Kelso Tup Sale.

With 5500 tups forward for sale on 14th September, all help is appreciated. Please call Jill at BMR to register drivers, ATVs (sit astride & sit in) and trailers. Tel 01896 758091

~Come and be part of the BIG DAY~