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|| £4.15
N.B. Prices serve as a guide only and are averaged from information collected from key producers and traders.
(September 15th )
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
Finally the rain has come!!! Thankfully the weather has started to revert to a more normal pattern. The break in the weather has helped provide producers with a little more optimism and we have seen a slow in the numbers of stock coming forward for slaughter. However it is possible that later in the year we may see a shortfall in numbers if demand follows its usual patterns, a situation where supplies go short and we see an increase in prices.
Organic Cull Cows
Trade for cull cows remains strong, even with the increase in numbers, this did have an downward impact on price but was not as serious as it could have been and has maintained a good level throughout.
Organic Prime Lamb
Although we are starting to see the return of the grass unfortunately it isn’t carrying the quality and lambs have been much slower in growing and weights and grading have been an issue in some cases.
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
The lack of forage availability and cost of feed is having a detrimental effect on the value of store cattle this autumn compared to a year ago.
Some areas were hit by the summer draught worse than others. As a general rule of thumb south of the M62 was hit worse than north of the M62. Whilst forage stocks in the north of the country are low, they are not quite as low as the south of England. Producers who are on light land with a good flush of autumn grass will be able to keep cattle outdoors for longer and reduce the time cattle are kept inside during the winter. Despite the low feed cost we are managing to market good numbers of organic store cattle, albeit at lower prices than last year. The bigger cattle, 450 kgs plus are actually in good demand with small cattle harder to sell.
TB restricted cattle are a challenge to move, particularly the small sized cattle but again we have managed to move most of what is booked in.
We have several herds of organic cows and followers for sale at the moment and some smaller groups of dairy cattle. For further information please call David Bostock, mobile: 07734 808 050 or the office: 01829 730 580
I’m always available for advice on marketing your beef store cattle and David Bostock is keen to talk about dairy stock (for which we continue to have strong demand).
Peter mob: 07720 892922 / Office: 01829 730580
David mob: 07734 808050 / Office: 01829 730580
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