Prime cattle are still sitting in a similar state, with the base price in the region of 350-358p/kg for Scottish cattle and English sitting slightly below at 349-355p/kg, with a strong demand for lighter cattle. There is still a decent premium for Angus and Shorthorn cattle available.
For those who have veal bulls needing away under 12 months, there is still space available for the week of 25th of February, please call for a price.
As everyone is getting well through scanning, there is availability to get clear of some empty cattle and make space for those spring calving cows, with the base price of 247p/kg- 265p/kg for younger types.
All breeds of store cattle are available, in all shapes and sizes. Be sure to like our Facebook page and keep up to date with all the stock posted for sale and if you like what you see make sure you act fast by calling your fieldsman or our office on 01750 723366.
Hogget numbers continue to drop with the first new seasons lambs on the ground. With an attractive base price of 420p/kg in the last week the home market is severely struggling. Brexit chat is making export deals very cloudy, Scottish hogget are now sitting around 20 pence less per kilo than hoggets in Northern Ireland and as much as 40pence difference from Southern Ireland. Until this uncertainty over Brexit clears up it is hard to follow where the Scottish lamb trade is going. Why not grab some lamb for dinner this week as the demand really could do with some encouragement?
Light lambs are needed for the last week of February.
Plenty of in lamb ewes available for those wanting to increase flock numbers so keep an eye out, on the other hand if you have ewes / store hoggets you are wanting to sell don’t be shy to give your fieldsman a call.
In spec lambs needed for the end of the week for home market outlets. All areas, breeds & weights.
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Organic hoggets seem to be a bright spark in this unsettled trade sitting at 460p/kg this week. There is plenty of space to get organic hoggets shifted as there is a real shortage coming forward so please contact your fieldsman if you’ve got any finished . Organic cattle are also sitting in a good position with a base price of 430p/kg, with plenty available.
For Sale / Wanted
22 x Charolais Store heifers
20 x Organic lim x fries bulling heifers
5 luing Bulling heifers – Johnes level 2, BVD Accredited
50x in lamb Suffolk ewes
Store lambs available
Angus x store cattle
Continental store cattle available
100x Angus suckler cows – wanted
David Marshall Operations Manager 07808 329 719
Victoria Warcup Senior Livestock Procurement Officer Eastern Borders 07767 298 382
Jonny Williams Senior Livestock Procurement Officer Central 07817 702 988
Brian Webster Livestock Procurement Officer North 07585 880 794
Guy Old Livestock Procurement Officer South West 07766 088 900
Lindsey Miller Livestock Procurement Officer Northumberland 07795 343602
Eilidh Duncan Livestock Procurement Officer Central Belt 07789 741807
Colin Mair Fieldsman for Ayrshire Country Lamb 07976 605 130
Bryan Robb Fieldsman for Clackmannanshire 07818 000 877
Robert Paterson Fieldsman for Perthshire 07761 931 008
Ian Douglas Fieldsman for Lothian Lamb 07885 367 151