The next 2 months will be the busiest time of the year for the movement of organic store cattle. I have spent the last 2-3 months visiting producers and building up a catalogue of store cattle available that will be sold between now and Christmas.
We have a good selection of stock available from Holstein steers at the bottom end of the quality ladder to some very smart beef bred continental cattle at the top end.
We are as well organised this year as ever and I’m hoping that we can suit buyer’s requirements with precision. We are always looking for more store stock so please let us know as soon as possible of what you have available.
Prices have been good in the last 6 weeks, but not too high to scare buyers off. For once there seems to be a good balance between returning the producer with an acceptable price whilst not making the purchase price unrealistic from a finisher’s perspective.
Prices seem to be hovering around the 2·00 – 2·10 for the bigger cattle i.e. 500 kgs + with smaller cattle achieving more per kg depending on breed and type of cattle.
The condition of cattle this year has so far been very good reflecting the abundance and quality of grass available all summer. I would urge producers to get cattle sold before the weather turns and takes the edge off their condition.
As we speak we are particularly looking for cattle from TB4 areas and also 400-500 kg cattle from any area.
Cattle for sale can be found on our website www.peterjoneslivestock.co.uk but please do give us a ring to discuss your requirements. Websites are a fantastic tool for selling stock but they do not replace the one to one contact that makes us understand your exact requirements and allows us to provide you with the best possible service.