Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 22 May 2024

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In this week’s Livestock Price Overview, it seems we might see slightly lower slaughter prices for beef in the short term, while pork prices are rising. The latest average weaner calf price dropped by 1% to R32.15 per kilogram, which is now almost 4% higher than a year ago. The price in Mpumalanga fell to R33, while the price in

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Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 14 May 2024

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The latest average weaner calf price rises by almost 1% to R32.44 per kilogram and is now about 2% higher than a year ago. The price in the Eastern Free State rises to R32.25 while the Central Free State and Eastern Cape prices have fallen to R31.50. It seems that the price may possibly decrease over the next two weeks,

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Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 08 May 2024

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The latest average weaner calf price decreased last week to R32.15 per kilogram and has now moved above last year’s price levels. Very interestingly, last year we only experienced the decrease in weaner calf prices from mid-April to the end of May, whereas this year we experienced the decrease in prices much earlier, with declining prices already from mid-February. I

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Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 01 May 2024

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The latest average weaner calf price has increased by 1.2% to R32.23 per kilogram and is moving closer to last year’s price levels, now only 4% lower than a year ago. We may possibly see better prices over the first half of May, but it currently appears that the second half could mean lower prices. However, the good news is

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Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 24 April 2024

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The latest average weaner calf price rises by 1.2% to R31.83 per kilogram and is 7% lower than a year ago. It appears that we are now in an upward price trend with the negative sentiment starting to turn positive again, especially after the good rain of the past few weeks. Most regional prices are also rising, with the price

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StudentWeekly Livestock Market Overview | 24 April 2024

Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 16 April 2024

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In this week’s Meat Price Overview, we compare current price levels with prices in 2017 and 2019 with very interesting results and also discuss why there are differences. The latest average weaner calf price has increased by 3% to R31.45 per kilogram and is 9% lower than a year ago. It really looks like we have now reached a low

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Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 10 April 2024

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There are indeed several reasons why prices are currently suppressed. We have a very large herd at the moment with a lot of money that has been invested in expanding cattle and sheep herds over the past 3 to 4 years. The large herd and concerns about grazing in winter mean very high supply, while weak consumer demand and a

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StudentWeekly Livestock Market Overview | 10 April 2024

Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 03 April 2024

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The latest weaner calf price dropped by almost 3% last week and is now trading at R30.62 per kilogram, which is about 12% lower than a year ago. Several regional prices are already below the R30 mark, with Limpopo at R29 and the North West at R29.48. Slaughter prices are also declining, with the A2/3 carcass price now at R54.56

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Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 26 March 2024

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Calf prices have been under significant pressure in the past month. This week was no different, with calf prices 2% lower at R31.54 per kilogram, already 7.5% lower than a year ago. The average price in the Eastern Cape and Central Free State dropped to R30.50, and breeding animals are particularly under pressure, with heifers already below the R30 mark

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StudentWeekly Livestock Market Overview | 26 March 2024

Weekly Livestock Market Overview | 19 March 2024

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Over the past week, we’ve seen further declines in weaner calf prices, this time by about 3% to R32.32 per kilogram, which is 5% lower than a year ago. The average price in the Eastern Cape is down to R31, while in the Eastern Free State, it currently stands at R32.37. We can expect another R2 drop in calf prices

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StudentWeekly Livestock Market Overview | 19 March 2024

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