Price Watch

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Advertiser Farming -

FROM the Bee­ston Re­view, w/c Oc­to­ber 6. CAT­TLE Plain and strong plain con­tinue to be a flyer, with the gap be­tween the best and lean­est cat­tle, not what it was dur­ing the sum­mer. Best cat­tle back in top gear to­day, with plenty of meated Hol­steins sail­ing past 130p/kg.

Top prices as fol­lows: 180p (Blo) C W Shen­ton; 175p (W Park) R C Hollinshead; 170p (Blo) C W Shen­ton; 169p (Blo) C W Shen­ton; 160p (Sim) B Brom­field; 156p (Hol) SFR Farm­ing Ltd; 154p (Fr) F D Wright; 154p (Hol) K W New­ton; 151p (Hol) WH Crump & Sons; 150p (Hol) K W New­ton; 148p (Hol) WH Crump & Sons. POUL­TRY There was no short­age of poul­try or lack of va­ri­ety on of­fer at Bee­ston this Mon­day. Eas­ily the best qual­ity poul­try were two cages of Nova brown pul­lets £12 (all prices per head). Three Guinea fowl £12. Pair of Ko Shamo £10. A pair of blue white call ducks £9. As men­tioned in last week’s poul­try re­view cock­erels are al­ways in de­mand, sell­ing up to £8. PIGS A strong turnout this week at Bee­ston, With a good strong trade. Pork­ers sell­ing to 157p/kg from Jac Davies of An­gle­sey. Lighter trade on the sows and boars. Top price sow sell­ing to 47p/kg.

A good show of store pigs but we had three miss­ing buy­ers and it had a slight ef­fect on the trade with the best pen of store pigs sell­ing for £29 per head. SHEEP The fly­ing trade came across to the sheep sec­tion on Mon­day, with a good turnout of new and old ven­dors Texel shear­ling ewes sell­ing to £100 from S R Wharfe. Knutsford store lambs sell­ing to £59 per head from the House fam­ily of Con­gle­ton.

Plenty of buy­ers for the ewes and lambs. EGGS Free range eggs sold well at 80p per dozen. FRUIT & VEG An­other qual­ity en­try of lo­cally grown veg­eta­bles fresh “from field to fork” saw; pota­toes to £7 per bag, car­rots £2, leeks to £3 (5kg), swede and red cab­bage to £3.50, hard cab­bage to £3.50 and cau­li­flower to £4 (all per box). PRO­DUCE Good trade and 100% clear­ance with June 2017 hay in quads at £113 per tonne, bar­ley straw in quads at £85 per tonne and wheat straw in quads £74 per tonne.

Dairy board chair­man Michael Oakes

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