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Factory agents on hunt for finished cattle in marts

The base price for steers and heifers remains unchanged at €3.60/kg this week.

Cull cows are ranging from €2.70/kg for Ps, while €3.10/kg is most commonly being quoted for R grades.

Between €3.60-€3.70/kg is on the table for R/U young bulls in a selective number of plants.

It has been reported that factory agents are actively sourcing finished cattle in livestock marts across the country.

The national beef kill stood at 36,422 (including 39 calves), during the week commencing Monday, June 15th, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine’s database.

Breakdown:

  • Young bulls: 3,306;
  • Bulls: 717;
  • Steers: 13,591;
  • Cows: 8,553;
  • Heifers: 10,216.

Corresponding week last year:

  • Young bulls: 4,767;
  • Bulls: 789;
  • Steers: 10,522;
  • Cows: 8,306;
  • Heifers: 10,160;
  • Total: 34,606 (including 62 calves).  

Throughput

  • Week commencing June 8th – 36,208 (including 26 calves);
  • Week commencing June 1st – 32,325 (including 44 calves)
  • Week commencing May 25th – 31,070 (including 21 calves);
  • Week commencing May 18th – 34,366 (including 44 calves);
  • Week commencing May 11th – 26,991 (including 74 calves);
  • Week commencing May 4th – 25,947 (including 413 calves);
  • Week commencing April 27th – 25,964 (including 309 calves);
  • Week commencing April 20th – 25,602 calves (including 473 calves);
  • Week commencing April 13th – 25,225 (including 739 calves);
  • Week commencing April 6th – 27,124 (including 418 calves);
  • Week commencing March 30th – 30,731 (including 1427);
  • Week commencing March 23rd – 35,607 (including 2,834 calves);
  • Week commencing March 16th – 37,898 (including 3,434 calves);
  • Week commencing March 9th – 38,957 (including 3,277 calves).

 

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