Mart prices on the rise

Green, Iain
September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/22/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 12, p49
Trade Publication
The author reflects on issues related to livestock farming in Moray, Scotland. He states that backend calving is now well under way and for once we seem to have an even split between bull and heifer calves. According to the author, prices for bacon pigs and sows are continuing to rise, but light pork and cutter prices are stagnant.


Related Articles

  • Sunny days, lots of grass. Ansdell, Toby // Farmers Weekly;3/7/2008, p36 

    The article relates the author's experience in livestock management. The heifer calf total stands at 20, which has been the only real minus in the calving season. Twenty one days of continuous sunshine in February for a spring calver is something dreams are made of. A farmer needs the sun...

  • We have lots of thrushes. Jones, Clyde // Farmers Weekly;2/15/2008, p35 

    The author reflects on birds and livestock in their farm. He mentions that in their 200-hectare garden, there were 400 song thrushes. He says that because they are under TB restriction from one heifer, they have little choice regarding bull calves. However, he points out that they are rearing...

  • Strong trade in Scotland. Wright, Shelley; Harris, Robert // Farmers Weekly;5/23/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 20, p24 

    Reports on the success of lambing and calving in Scotland. Remarks from trader Graeme Smith on the issue; Problems on the huge variation in calf size; Average amount of the heifers with calves sold in the state.

  • Calving going well, so far. Jones, Clyde // Farmers Weekly;3/2/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 9, p50 

    The author describes the status of his livestock business in Dorset, England. According to him, calving has become more like lambing and has been going well. He says that the ratio of Heifer to bull has been good and calves are vigorous and doing well in the rearing schedules. He also mentions...

  • Factors influencing reproductive performance of cows from different Nguni ecotypes in southern Mozambique. Maciel, Sonia; Amimo, Joshua; Martins, Manuel; Mwai, Ally; Scholtz, Michiel; Neser, Frederick // Tropical Animal Health & Production;Mar2012, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p435 

    The objective of this study was to assess the reproductive performance of two Nguni ecotypes (Nguni and Landim) raised in a subtropical environment to enhance strategies for livestock development and restocking programmes within the southern African region. Reproduction data collected between...

  • Calving's Off to Flying Start. Wright, Shelley // Farmers Weekly;4/11/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 14, p24 

    Dry season in the north-east of Scotland has given the calves born so far at Towiemore an excellent introduction to life. All 100 suckler cows are calved indoors and then put out to good grass a day later. Of the three areas designated by the Scottish Executive, Towiemore should qualify for...

  • Brunkows find value in working as a family. McCurry, Rhonda // Kansas Farmer (0022-8583);Mar2011, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p59 

    The article profiles the Brunkows family in Kansas as they worked together in their farm from feeding and calving to haying and harvesting. They worked with a local professor and sell quarters and halves to neighbors that allow them to add value to calves that would otherwise be sorted off at...

  • Helping the suckler cow at calving.  // Irish Farmers Monthly;Jan2011, p46 

    The article offers information related to the calving of suckler cows. It says that most of the calves die due to suffocation or injuries during a delayed birth. It states that the delivery of heifers should be done not longer than three hours to avoid the death of calves. Furthermore, it...

  • Grass growth still going well. Jones, Clyde // Farmers Weekly;5/22/2009, p74 

    The article covers various issues related to livestock in Great Britain as of May 2009. The satisfactory growth of the grass was attributable to a few rain showers. It is cited that minimizing the size of calves will be beneficial in future calvings and will be an essential part of improving the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics