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Wales - A new farm shop on Anglesey

22 Jun 2013

A SMALL farm shop has opened alongside a new meat box business on Anglesey.
 
 
 Frank and Karen Roberts, of Bodior Farm, Rhoscolyn, began trading after securing a coveted  5-star rating in their first Environmental Health inspection.
 
 A specially adapted meat processing unit has been installed on site alongside a refrigerated unit bought by Menter Môn for the Anglesey Grazing Animals Partnership.
 
 The couple have employed local butcher Arwel Jones and began production last month.
 
 The farm shop is now open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, selling boxes of beef and lamb as well as handmade sausages and burgers.
 
 There are plans to expand the business into pork.
 
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 Frank said: “These are very exciting times for us.
 
 “As farmers we are always looking at how we can maximise our business.”
 
 Bodior is home to an expanding herd of British Shorthorn cattle which are ideally suited to the farm’s extensive system.
 
 The beef is hung for 28 days, allowing it to fully mature.
 
 Buying meat direct from the farm will give customers “peace of mind”, said Frank.
 
 “They’ll know that all our products are locally reared, slaughtered, cut and are to the highest quality,” he said.
 
 Frank and Karen began processing their lamb and beef in 2011 at Coleg Menai’s Food Technology Centre, Llangefni.
 
 Gwyndaf Williams, the centre’s development officer, said the couple had been offered training and advice as well as use of the facilities.
 
 “Now that they have meat processing facilities on site, I’m sure they will be able to increase farm profits,” he said.
 
“The recent 5-star rating achieved is excellent and a well-deserved reflection of their hard work.”
To order direct from Bodior Farm, contact Frank on 07999 761762.
 
In its weekly “U.S. Export Sales” report, the USDA showed that beef net sales rose slightly this week to 13,100 MT for 2013 — a 2 percent increase from last week’s report.
 
These sales were primarily for Japan (3,800 MT), Canada (3,300 MT), South Korea (1,700 MT), Hong Kong (1,600 MT), and Mexico (1,500 MT). 
 
Exports of 15,000 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 29 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average. 
 
The primary destinations were Japan (5,400 MT), Mexico (2,800 MT), Hong Kong (2,200 MT), Canada (2,100 MT), and South Korea (1,100 MT).  
 
Ongoing hog and pork rally, as well as the recent U.S. dollar breakdown, boosted cattle futures earlier in the week but proved hard to sustain on Wednesday.
 
Overnight into Thursday cattle futures seemed to be trying find a bottom as the modest overnight gains despite generally negative sentiment concerning short-term price prospects.
 
August cattle inched up 0.17 cents lower at 119.70 cents/pound in early Thursday trading, while December was unchanged at 125.57.
 
August feeder cattle futures slid 0.22 cents to 145.70 cents/pound, while November skidded 0.27 cents to 151.25.
 
REPORTTHIS WEEKLAST WEEKDIFFERENCE
  Sales13,06512,790275
 
SALES10 WEEKS27 WEEKSTHIS YEAR
Average13,72115,80816,594
High20,41867,12467,124
Low4,7003,8783,878
 
 
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In its weekly “U.S. Export Sales” report, the USDA showed that beef net sales rose slightly this week to 13,100 MT for 2013 — a 2 percent increase from last week’s report.
 
These sales were primarily for Japan (3,800 MT), Canada (3,300 MT), South Korea (1,700 MT), Hong Kong (1,600 MT), and Mexico (1,500 MT). 
 
Exports of 15,000 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 29 percent from the previous week and 15 percent from the prior 4-week average.  The primary destinations were Japan (5,400 MT), Mexico (2,800 MT), Hong Kong (2,200 MT), Canada (2,100 MT), and South Korea (1,100 MT).  
Ongoing hog and pork rally, as well as the recent U.S. dollar breakdown, boosted cattle futures earlier in the week but proved hard to sustain on Wednesday.
 
Overnight into Thursday cattle futures seemed to be trying find a bottom as the modest overnight gains despite generally negative sentiment concerning short-term price prospects.
 
August cattle inched up 0.17 cents lower at 119.70 cents/pound in early Thursday trading, while December was unchanged at 125.57. August feeder cattle futures slid 0.22 cents to 145.70 cents/pound, while November skidded 0.27 cents to 151.25.
 
REPORT THIS WEEK LAST WEEK DIFFERENCE
  Sales 13,065 12,790 275
 
SALES 10 WEEKS 27 WEEKS THIS YEAR
Average 13,721 15,808 16,594
High 20,418 67,124 67,124
Low 4,700 3,878 3,878
 
 
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Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.

Dawn Meats Group

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