Green farmer wrote: »
The only thing I can think is that a lot of people that normally buy store cattle must be buying store sheep instead, therefore pushing prices up. I'd prefer to have an empty field then loose money at those prices.
Nekarsulm wrote: »
So I sell my fit lambs at €95 and then buy stores at €90? Thing to do is sell everything and sit tight..........
Farrell wrote: »
How you finding Cootehill?
Nekarsulm wrote: »
No better than Carrigallen, just this last few weeks I couldn't get out on Monday night.
Their scales seem to agree with my own weighting crate better also, I find when you weight in my own yard and scales say lambs 43 kg (or whatever), and then get to C-gallen. mart and the average weight is 40, not so nice.
AntrimGlens wrote: »
Was at the first store sale here last night and good texel ewe lambs making £71 down to £62. Mixed lambs making low to mid sixties, but noticed small runts of lambs and lambs with dirty arses making mid fifties and they wouldn't be fleshed by xmas time, just don't understand some buyers at all.
Neighbour had three pens of milford X mule ewe lambs making top of £91.
first hoggett sale on saturday was for continental X ewes and there were two pens of suffolk x cheviots making £300, with £150 - £170 for a good pen that you'd be happy to take home.
Mule and greyface hoggett sale this saturday so we'll see what demands like then from the previous 'non active' farmers..
Cran wrote: »
Sorry been wondering this for ages, what's a Milford sheep?
AntrimGlens wrote: »
As WP says they originated from milford area in Donegal and would be a bit like the BFL in frame and carcase. when crossed with the mule they produce a really dark coloured mule lamb, tight skinned and sharp head.
Without wanting to derail the thread i saw an interesting article in the Farmers Weekly last week about the rift in the BFL society about the pureness of the BFL now under threat from the Cross type rams that are now being bred and registered under the BFL breed, these would have coloured markings on their faces rather than they clean face.
An old thread but deals with the Store lamb trade which is kicking off in earnest now……
So would be useful for people to share prices they see/get for stock here over next few months,can also mention trade for breeding ewe lambs and Hoggets when that trade starts up in a few weeks time.
interesting to note the trade certainly wasn’t hectic in 2014!!
Also interesting to note the retail/consumer price in Europe hasn’t had the same rise.
sold store lambs weighing around 34 kg for 94 euro to a neighbour .been selling to same man for a good few years also have some lambs that be fit for the factory soon
Seen a mart online today rams lambs 41 to 45kgs good sorts struggle to make 115/120 thought they should have made more surly the would made a good bit more in factory's???
i seen the price if sheep in kk mart were back 2 to 6 kg a head for most lots
bought 97 ewe and wether lambs from Kenmare mart on Monday they landed here yesterday. average 30kg and 80 euro. thats about 13 euro dearer than last year. but sure what do you do, you cant let grass just waste, hopefully prices lift around december again like last year, ill buy another 100 in early sept. cattle are crazy money but i feel the rug can be pulled from under them easier. i dont believe the supply is ther with lambs and they cant get them in from northern england in jan-april as easily now there a non EU country.
Have you ever gone down to buy yourself or does Dan organise everything
no never went down , leave it all to Dan , he gets as good a value as anyone. i plan on going in 2 weeks just for a few nights and meet the man himself, i heard kenmare is a nice town.
80 is a reasonable price...if they are good growthy lambs....when are you aiming to sell em on
there all suffolk cross, going to give them first dose of flukiver this week then dip them. ill sell as they come fit i dont think ill intensive feed them until december this year