14 June 1996

New group to offer costings

SHEEP costings will be available next year from Northern livestock marketing group, North Country Primestock. The programme offers gross margins a ewe and hectare – based on variable and fixed costs.

Scheme membership will be £100 a flock, regardless of ewe numbers. The company hopes to provide a means for producers to compare their performance with others in the same geographical area.

"The idea is to give producers a feel for whether or not they are doing the right thing with their enterprise," said NCPs Pauline Lishman. &#42