Market Reports

Market Report 20-09-2013

Beef

The shortage of finished beef cattle is keeping prices firm around the 414p/kg for good bunches of cattle. We are now also handling larger numbers of cull cows as the Autumn approaches, and with prices remaining firm, now would be a good time to market them if you have some ready. With grain prices continuing to fall this week with the strong pound, finishing store cattle is becoming an encouraging option, so contact your fieldsman or the office so we can discuss the options available.

Lamb

With prices remaining around 370p/kg its is most definitely positive news to see one of the major retailers launching promotions this week on Scottish lamb. Hopefully these promotions will help stimulate some domestic consumer demand as large numbers of lambs now come forward. Last weeks Sale at Kelso saw many Tups in strong demand, illustrating buyers long term confidence in the sheep sector. If you missed out on any purchases, let us know so we can put you in touch with breeders. If you need some store lambs to eat surplus grass or stubble turnips spurned on with the moist conditions, phone us to discuss your requirements.

Organic

Organic beef prices remain strong at 510p/kg and we can not get enough to satisfy demand from processors. Though it’s a shame that organic lamb prices still lacks any significant premium, but with organic stores attracting plenty of demand from finisher,s there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel. If you have any organic stores, beef or lamb, phone the office on 01750 723366 so we can maximise the options available to you.

For Sale and Wanted

Ewe Lambs

Warranted Ewes

Friesian Steers

Organic Shorthorn Heifers

Store lambs