Market Reports

Friday 15th June 2018

Cattle

Clean cattle supply has quite possibly reached the top with nobody brave enough to pull the trade on the eve of Highland Show! If you have any ready, get them gone! R4Ls to 385p, with Angus to 435p. More needed, pick up within the week. Cattle supply is still not that great, but economically things are tight.

Cows are very difficult to find once again, and with the weather keeping a lid on milk volumes, cull cows from the dairy herd have really dried up. Cows needed for the end of next week, 317p.

Good batches of weaned black and white bull calves available.

Lambs

The lamb trade is on a right rollercoaster at the moment and the Scottish trade is certainly in a wee bubble of its own, with the Scottish Premium worth in the region of 20-40p in the last week which is just superb. With more lambs expected on stream next week we anticipate the trade to ease slightly, but with numbers still approximately 2-3weeks behind schedule we could see things remaining buoyant till the month end. Base prices have varied between 540 and 570p, which is approximately 30p/kg ahead of the same week last year!

With lambs at record values, you can all sleep soundly in your beds knowing that payments for your livestock are all 100% guaranteed by external insurance.

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

MORE LAMBS NEEDED, NEW SUPPLIERS WELCOME.

FSS Co-op Averages Av wt kg Gold Green Black Red Blue
Standard Hogget’s 20.39kg 54.3 % 31.0% 14.4% 0.3% 0%

Organic

Organic cattle remain are in the region of 430p/kg base, with volume and demand evenly balanced. Organic lambs to 580p/kg in the last week with the last organic hogget’s to 480p/kg. New Season organic lambs needed for two new outlets. Please get in touch if you have any ready.