Spring store trade hit by low beef values

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/spring-store-trade-hit-by-low-beef-values

Farmers Weekly

Struggling finished beef prices have led to a mixed store cattle trade this spring, with short-keep stores hit the hardest. Prices for yearlings and grazing types remain mostly firm but finishing cattle have been plagued by the 7p/kg drop in this year’s average Great British deadweight values.  Deadweight averages to start March were at 344p/kg. […]

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