Wednesday, 1 August 2012

All change for Market Surveys

Information is more often than not of most use when presented clearly and concisely to recipients.

With that in mind EBLEX has launched the Cattle & Sheep Weekly to replace the UK Market Survey, which has been published in a similar format for over 40 years, and its sister publication the European Market Survey.

It has come in response to feedback from farmers wanting market information in a more accessible format, illustrating again how EBLEX is working with the industry to ensure the most up-to-date relevant facts and figures are available at the touch of a button.

The new two-page publication, one page each for the cattle and sheep markets, will be published every Friday. The shortened format will provide key market indicators, analysis of prices and short articles on other topical market issues or data releases, including slaughterings, trade, consumption and census data.

In addition, more in-depth analysis of these and other market issues, including full coverage of international markets and supply forecasts, will be available in the monthly Cattle and Sheep Market Update. The first of these will be published this week.

There have been changes to the markets section of the website also. A suite of additional data is now available at www.eblex.org.uk/markets/ to complement the information available in these publications. These spreadsheets include information from the two existing weekly publications, incorporating historical data to enable the easy identification of trends. Over time, they will become a comprehensive library of historic data.

Both publications are available free of charge. Existing subscribers to the UK and European Market Surveys will automatically receive the Cattle and Sheep Weekly. The monthly Cattle and Sheep Market Update will automatically be sent to previous subscribers to the Cattle Market Outlook or Sheep Market Outlook, as well as subscribers to the market surveys.

To subscribe to either publication, or change an existing subscription, please contact emma.whitlock@ahdb.org.uk.