Business

Business

Sheep Sales

Sheep Sales

Cattle Sales

Cattle Sales

Trends/Prices

Trends/Prices

  • Changing farm policy to ensure a viable future in an era of reduced prices for all types of livestock coupled with ever declining financial support is a scary prospect, but it can be achieved and successfully at that in both the beef and the sheep sectors.

  • REDUCED demand for all types of wool but in particular, carpet style, coupled with unfavourable exchange rates, will affect prices paid to sheep producers this year.

  • A LOOK at store and special sales to the week ending May 10, 2014.

  • DESPITE disastrously low beef prices some 30p per deadweight kg below the 350p per dwkg five-year average in recent weeks, the tide appears to have turned, with abattoirs reporting price rises of up to 5p per dwkg this week and a similar amount next.

  • CONTINUED low milk prices worldwide - often well below the cost of production - are at long last beginning to effect cow numbers across the key dairy exporting nations, which could eventually over-ride the crisis in the dairy industry.

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