Strong sterling sucks in imports
May has been a month of very contrasting returns in the livestock market. Store cattle, cull cows, calves and cull ewes have all remained very strong, but prime beef, prime lamb, hoggets and milk lambs, and pigs have been nothing short of awful.
Pig trade under severe pressure
Following last month’s pessimistic report there was little to enthuse vendors or buyers in the following month. But at least livestock markets provided competition and we were pleased to see vendors returning from deadweight selling to sell at markets, although it is so frustrating when it only seems to happen as a last resort.