The prime cattle trade remains still stuck in the trough with the base sitting at 330p/kg this week. It is a very frustrating time as we are seeing cattle numbers lower than usual for this time of year yet it doesn’t seem to be having any significant effect on the trade at the moment. That said there has been the first sight of a slight rise in the last week. Bulls remain a trickier trade at the moment with the demand very sticky this week.
Cows remain in short supply which has resulting in the trade staying stronger than expected. Base price continues to sit at 260-270p/kg in the last week.
Plenty of store and breeding Cattle available, please see for sale below.
The lamb trade is slightly back with a base of 370-375p/kg this week, however with the pound to euro this week is sitting at 92p this may be having some effect. To stabilise the trade, we do however have a large demand from northern Europe exporters, wanting a large number of lambs for standard export jobs next week
Please be aware at the moment that lambs are not percenting quite as well as they were at the start of the season. This might be a case of people starting to spain or growth in the lambs and preventing them from thriving as well, we also have to remember about the 2% gut full when weighing lambs.
Please consider culling tup lambs slightly lighter before they begin to shoot.
With large numbers coming forward at the moment, we are working with 9 abattoirs to provide a wide range of suitable outlets to maximise returns for our members.
Large numbers of stores and breeding sheep are coming forward at the moment, please see for sale and get in touch if you’re are looking for any, range of breeds available.
Lambs needed. New producers welcome. All areas, breeds & weights.
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Organics lambs in the last week were struggling slighty compared to the start of the season, however still 20-30p above conventionals. Organic Cattle staying the same at about 430p/kg in the last week. There is still decent demand for organics at the moment so please get in touch if you have any available as we are moving them reasonably quickly. Both organic store cattle and lambs wanted.
- Tex x ewe lambs Northumberland – LM
- Mule gimmers (Ex swale and blackface) Northumberland – LM
- 100 Scotch Mule Gimmers Borders – JW
- 80 Suffolk x mule young Ewes Borders – JW
- Suffolk X Ewe Lambs Borders/ Central- VW/ED
- Mule Ewe Lambs Central – ED
- Blackface Stores ( Wedders & Tups ) Central – ED
- Saler x Luing Heifers – High Health, Johnes 1 Borders – JW
- Shorthorn Bulling Heifers Borders – VW
Farmstock Office Monday -Thursday ( 9am – 4pm), Friday (9am – 3pm) 01750 723366
Victoria Warcup Joint Operations Director 07767 298 382
Jonny Williams Joint Operations Director 07817 702 988
David Marshall Senior Livestock Procurement Officer 07808 329 719
Eilidh Duncan Livestock Procurement Officer North and Central 07789 741807
Lindsey Miller Livestock Procurement Officer Northumberland 07795 343602
Guy Old Fieldsman for South West 07766 088 900
Colin Mair Fieldsman for Ayrshire Country Lamb 07976 605 130
Robert Paterson Fieldsman for Dunblane 07761 931 008
Ian Douglas Fieldsman for Lothian Lamb 07885 367 151