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|| £3.95
N.B. Prices serve as a guide only and are averaged from information collected from key producers and traders.
(November 3rd )
Courtesy of Tim Leigh at OLMC. For further information on the marketing of finished stock, please call: 01763 250313 / 07850 366404 www.olmc.co.uk
Organic Prime Beef
Organic cattle have been a strong trade throughout the summer continuing into the autumn. Recently the prices have started to ease due to reported increases in stock levels, which isn’t unusual for this time of year. However we don’t expect this to continue as we move towards the end of the year when prices might well pick up helped by increased seasonal demand.
This year has continued to be a strong trade for both organic and conventional cows, we have seen a dip in prices due to an increase of supply but prices and speed of movements are still good.
Organic Prime Lamb
The organic lamb trade has faced a period of volatility over the last few months with prices bouncing around on a daily basis making forward pricing almost impossible. It is worth mentioning that although there has been plenty of grass the nutritional value has not been as good as it looks. The killing out percentage of lambs has slipped causing the quality of the carcass to drop. Without supplement these lambs are taking a little longer to achieve ideal marketing weight.
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 Vicky Hawkins: 01829 730580 / 07720 892922 www.peterjoneslivestock.com
We have beaten all records in the last 3 months for the number of Organic stores bought and sold between organic producers and finishers.
The wet and cold weather in August brought a lot of smaller stores on to the market and demand has been strong. The bigger store cattle 400-450 kgs that will finish indoors this winter have been in very short supply which has left finishers low on numbers of finishing cattle and that trend is likely to continue. Forage stocks look plentiful with a summer of high rainfall which will undoubtedly keep demand strong.
Cattle from holdings locked up with TB continue to be a problem for the smaller cattle but bigger finishing cattle are in demand from Organic Approved Finishing Units.
The more notice you can give us the better with stock availability but remember that demand is strong across the board for organic store stock.
Market information can be found at:
Livestock Prices Graph
Based on data gathered from Meadow Quality's weekly Market Reports