As the never ending slide in prices continue prime cattle remain sticky, with the base price in the region of 350-358p/kg in the last week, as we continue to feel the knock on effects of Brexit with most fridges seemingly still full of Irish cattle . Make sure to ask about the new Angus premium this week as we now have an outlet offering a new scheme.
On a better note the cow trade seems to be rising with a base 247p/kg. This is said to be due to retail demand plummeting, with boning cows in particular demand for their cheaper cuts. There is on the other hand there is still an outlet for fleshier cows which offers an attractive base of 265p/kg with fast uplift.
There continues to be many good bulling heifers available, all breeds, shapes and sizes. Including some high health, johns level 2. So make sure you are following 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 sit evenly balanced with demand however this does not seem to be having an effect on the price as it continues to remain sticky, with the base sitting at 405p/kg – 410p/kg in the last seven days. It’s hard to tell where the trade will go as the Brexit discussions continue and the uncertainty clouds gather above, for exporting lamb carcases remains a touchy subject with French order right back. When looking at European price, AHDB allows us to compare the prices throughout Europe, Britain although it seems to be struggling is once again sitting fairly level with Irish prices. We can also see from this, that this years prices on a whole are back throughout Europe as Countries such as Germany are back 9.5% on the year.
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 hogget’s you are wanting to sell don’t be shy to give your fieldsman a call.
Store Lambs Available
In spec lambs needed for the end of the week for home market outlets. All areas, breeds & weights.
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There continues to be a large shortage of organic hoggets coming forward and we ask you to call your fieldsman for a price if you have any available. Organic cattle are also sitting in a good position with a base price of 430p/kg, with plenty available.
Organic store cattle available.
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/Lothian Lamb 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