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Base price drops to €3.40/kg

Beef processing plants are quoting a base price of €3.40/kg for steers and heifers this week, which represents a further drop of 10c/kg from the previous week.  

As reported by us last week, there is limited demand for young bulls at present, with €3.30-€3.50/kg on the table for O/R/U grades in some factories, with quotes as low as €3.00/kg.

P grade cull cows are ranging from €2.30-€2.40/kg, with €2.60/kg being quoted for Os; deals are being sealed at €2.80/kg for Rs, with an additional 5c/kg being offered by some factories.  


30,731 cattle were processed at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine-approved beef plants during the week commencing March 30th.

Breakdown from DAFM’s database:

  • Young bulls: 2,479;
  • Steers: 11,261;
  • Cows: 5,660;
  • Heifers: 9,389.
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