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Organic Market – Meat and livestock
Graig Producers report May 2010 by Nigel Elgar
Organic lamb is in very short supply. New season organic lamb is coming forward in very small numbers at a premium of around 20p/kg (4%) over organic hoggets. Prices are around 5% higher than this time last year.
Under thirty month beef prices have been steadily falling in line with conventional prices but the margin between conventional and organic is being squeezed, presently down to around 9%. Graig Producers is able to sell all of the beef brought forward by members, with no back log.
Over thirty month beef demand for numbers remains firm as does the price. A fixed premium of 50p over the conventional is encouraging more producers to sell into the organic market.
Organic Livestock Auctions
Welshpool Livestock Sales' next organic auction will not be until 6th September 2010. This will be for organic and inconversion cattle and sheep. Call 01938 553438 for details.
Carmarthen Livestock Centre holds regular organic auctions on the first Friday of the month. Call 01267 236268 or Huw Evans on 07976 328177 for details or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Mc Cartheys will hold a joint auction for organic and inconversion livestock on 28th May and 25th June at Brecon Market. Regular organic auctions are held on the last Friday of the month Call 01874 622386 for details.
Organic price information
More livestock price information can be found at http://www.soilassociation.org/web
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