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Beef trade: Quotes stable with kill up just under 50,000 head on 2019

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Beef quotes are remaining steady with the base price for steers hovering around €3.60-€3.65, while heifers are standing at €3.60-€3.70/kg.

In terms of cull cows, P grades are starting at €2.85-€2.90/kg, while Os are circling around €3.00/kg and R grades are standing between €3.15-€3.25/kg. R and U grade young bulls are ranging from €3.50-€3.60/kg.

Throughput

The national beef kill for the week commencing October 5th stood at 36,500 head, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine’s database.

Summary:
  • Young bulls: 1434;
  • Bulls: 659;
  • Steers: 17,253;
  • Cows: 7,385;
  • Heifers: 9,703.
Kill up close to 50,000 head

The inclusion of last week’s throughput brings the kill for the year-to-date to 1,394,137 head, according to the department’s database.

According to figures released by the department, the kill stood at 1,346,486 head during the corresponding period last year, some 47,651 head lower than 2020 levels.

The young bull kill is down 57,427 head on last year, while 1,970 fewer bulls have been presented for slaughter this year and 71,785 more steers have been processed.

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The cow kill is up 9,129 head on this period last year, while 11,614 more heifers have been slaughtered in DAFM-approved beef plants so far this year.

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