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Weekly beef kill remains over 37,000 head

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Beef prices have risen this week, with plants paying 5-10c/kg above quotes.

The base price for steers currently stands at €3.60-€3.65/kg, while between €3.70-€3.75/kg is reportedly available for heifers.

€2.80/kg is being paid for P grade cull cows this week, with €3.00/kg for O grades and €3.20/kg on the table for R grades.

In terms of young bulls, €3.60-€3.70/kg is being quoted in a limited number of plants for R and U grades.

Beef kill

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The national beef kill for the week commencing June 29th stood at 37,153 head (includes 56 calves), according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database.

  • Young bulls: 2,977;
  • Bulls: 996;
  • Steers: 13,460;
  • Cows: 9,422;
  • Heifers: 10,242;
  • Calves: 56.

Throughput

  • Week commencing June 22nd – 37,329 (including 37 calves);
  • Week commencing June 15th – 36,422 (including 39 calves);
  • 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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