Are you farm assured?

29 March, 2014
Pat Gray

With lambing underway, now is the time to look ahead to selling your lambs later in the year.

Livestock Auction Market Reports indicate that better prices are realised for Farm Assured Livestock. 

Recent figures from Hexham Market (sourced from EBLEX).

Ewes: £24.28 Non-Farm Assured Average (p/kg), £54.76 Farm Assured Average (p/kg)

Lambs: £184.07 Non-Farm Assured Average (p/kg), £194.76 Farm Assured Average (p/kg)

Cull Cows:  £101.10 Non-Farm Assured Average (p/kg), £132.83 Farm Assured Average (p/kg)

Now is the time to apply to join a Farm Assurance Scheme so that you are Farm Assured when your livestock is ready to market. SFQC can offer Red Tractor Beef & Lamb Assurance at competitive prices, with generous integrated discounts if you are also members of any other Red Tractor Assurance schemes such as Red Tractor Crops and/or Red Tractor Fresh Produce.

Reasons for choosing SFQC to carry out your Red Tractor Farm Assurance assessments:

• We always try to combine assessments

• Farmers have a named contact for year-round support

• Our assessors are practical with real experience

• 96% of SFQC Red Tractor customers would recommend us

“Being Farm Assured is attracting a different buyer for my stock in the market, resulting in better prices. I should have done it ages ago." - Comments from a new Red Tractor Customer (Autumn 2013).

For further details contact SFQC on 0131 335 6643 or email Our staff will be happy to guide you through the process.

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