Livestock Price Data
Organic Livestock Prices
| £ / kg
Data courtesy of OLMC
|Beef - Finished
(under 30 months)
(OTM in spec)
|Beef - Stores||See store cattle report below|
|Lambs - Finished NSL|| £4.20
N.B. Prices serve as a guide only and are averaged from information collected from key producers and traders.
Courtesy of OLMC. For further information on the marketing of finished stock, please call: 01763 250313 / 07850 366404 www.olmc.co.uk
Organic Prime Beef Cattle
The finished cattle trade has seen a continuation of prices weakening and cattle supplies starting to pile up which in turn has increases the time to get cattle slaughtered.
With Christmas and the festive period approaching on the horizon this will further compound the situation with the loss of potential kill days unless things change dramatically.
Slaughtering for Christmas is all but done so we don’t foresee any real change in movement, however with the disruption to regular kill patterns it is even more imperative that producers keep a keen eye on ages and ensure they have a finishing plan for their cattle into the New Year.
Organic Cull Cows
Organic cull cow trade has mirrored the prime beef trend, where prices have dropped back and numbers waiting to go had built up. The demand could well pick up with the onset of colder weather and numbers shortening as we get toward 2020.
Organic lambs have steadily increased in price over the past few weeks. The trade looks to continue like this into the beginning of the next year.
Looking into the first quarter of 2020 it should look reasonable as organic lambs are quite likely to be in short supply. However, with uncertainty as to what outcome of the next round of Brexit will bring, sheep farmers are still sceptical of the future. The hope being that with reduced numbers available there will be a healthy competition for supplies of organic lambs into the spring.
Store Cattle Report
Courtesy of Peter Jones (working in conjunction with OLMC). For further information on the marketing of organic store cattle, please contact Peter Jones or Rachel Cooke: 01829 730580 / 07720 892922 www.peterjoneslivestock.com
After a slow start to the Autumn we have seen demand recover for organic store cattle. After the very wet weather in recent weeks most cattle have been house and finished and producers have been able to use available space to buy more cattle.
Demand at this time of the year is mainly for cattle that will finish in the next 3-4months but there is also demand for cattle to be over wintered inside and turned out in the Spring. These are normally Spring born this year, weighing typically 250 – 350 kgs that will be in excess of 400 kgs at turnout. With the majority of beef cows in the UK calving in the Spring, this means that the flow of age and weight of cattle for turnout follows a similar pattern year on year.
Looking forward to 2020 I see increased demand for organic stores in January, February and March. The demand and price for finished cattle is less predictable but my feeling is that 2020 will be a better year for finishers than 2019. This is because after a couple of years of political uncertainty things will probably settle down and confidence will return. I also believe that the period of uncertainty has meant that a lot of large scale organic finishers have scaled back numbers and that will mean the overall organic finished cattle numbers will tighten and push finished prices upwards.
You will have seen that we are now marketing organic store lambs and Iain Turner is heading up that side of the business. Iain can be contacted via the store stock office. Numbers and prices of organic store lambs look encouraging.
As usual if you would like to discuss marketing of your cattle and sheep please don’t hesitate to contact us and also if you are looking for store cattle and lambs please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
David Bostock who markets the organic dairy stock for OLMC is also keen to find new organic dairy stock suppliers.
Peter Jones Office: 01829 730 580 Mobile: 07720 892 922
David Bostock Office: 01829 730 580 Mobile: 07734 808 050
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