Lamb trade lifts

With the mixed weather the flies have been a real nuisance and, like a few of our neighbours, we've
had a couple of sheep struck. This has prompted us to get on top of the sheep’s feet and treat them for blowfly at the same time. 

We’re experiencing a dry patch, so tractors are everywhere as folk get busy pushing on with their second cut.

It’s been a tad hectic here at work preparing ahead for next we FarmersGuardian. The issue is looking jam-packed already. It’s really exciting and I can’t wait to see it. As you can see from the photo, we’ve had fun doing some moving marketing messages!
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The lamb trade seemed to have lifted at the beginning of the week as numbers have tightened, probably due to the extreme bad weather in some places. Yet again there are an abundance of dairy sales and dispersals this week, but there seems a bit more optimism in the dairy sector at the moment and prices have been good for the better quality. The grass is growing like mad, so store cattle, especially younger sorts, are still very much in demand.

Some sales coming up this next week:
  • Friday, June 24 – Wessex machinery sale to be held by Southern Counties Auctioneers at Shaftesbury Market.
  • Saturday, June 25 – 1,500 lots of laying hens, ducks and chickens at Selby Auction Mart.
  • Saturday, June 25 – Cheffins is running an on-farm sale of vintage and classic tractors on behalf of John Wade, Aycliffe, Darlington, DL5 6NB.
  • Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 – Wright Marshall is holding a two-day dispersal sale of more than 500 pedigree Holsteins at Beeston Castle.
Let’s hope the weather holds and we have a dry Royal Highland Show. Maybe see you there.

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development

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