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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pig prices up again but margins are held back

Pig prices in the UK have risen again this week but increases in labour and feed costs through the first quarter of 2020 have restricted margins. During the week ending…

LAND MARKETS

Mixed bag for land market across UK as lockdown is eased

Updated government advice following the slight relaxation of social restrictions in England has eased the way for the land and property market to reopen. People are now allowed to travel…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Coronavirus: Sharp uptick in sales of organic produce

The premium organic sector should shrug off the impact of coronavirus as growing numbers of consumers look for greater reassurance on food sources in the wake of the pandemic, the…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Big crops, brewing slump and weather affect barley outlook

While the UK’s winter barley area has fallen, the massive rise in spring drilling means that the UK is in line for a record crop of 8.4m tonnes. Every successive…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

5% of dairy farmers quit sector in 15 months – AHDB survey

Dairy farmer numbers have fallen by more than 5% across England and Wales over the past 15 months, according to AHDB survey data. The latest statistics suggest there are just…

TAKING STOCK

Beef price rise stokes store cattle prices

Strong gains in deadweight beef prices have buoyed store cattle averages around UK saleyards, dampening finisher margins. Scottish deadweight quotes started the week at a base of around 360p/kg. South…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Dry conditions see growers downgrade wheat crop quality

UK farmers have given a gloomy assessment of the state of their crops, as the effects of dry weather intensifies. They have rated less than one-third of the UK’s wheat…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Welsh dairy farms hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic

Dairy farmers in Great Britain have lost an estimated £28m during April and May as a result of market disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with Welsh farmers hardest hit,…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Will lamb's seasonal price slump be worse this year?

Lamb is export-reliant, popular in now-unavailable restaurants and more expensive than its rivals, so is it at risk of a deeper-than-average coronavirus price slump this season? That’s the concern of…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Wheat price up as dry weather challenges crops

Wheat prices have edged up this week as concerns mount about dry weather across the UK and Europe. The UK futures price for wheat to be traded in November this…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Market prices free to view for a week

Farmers Weekly's market prices are free to view for a week until Friday 29 May. The magazine had to go to press a day early this week, meaning some prices…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Sharp rise in oilseed rape price as sterling weakens

Oilseed rape prices have jumped by almost £6/t on the week and are now at their highest level since the beginning of March. The UK average farmgate price climbed from…

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