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Farmers with ‘supermarket-suitable’ cattle told to shop around between factories

Farmers with ‘supermarket-suitable’ cattle have been told there may be value in “shopping around between factories for best prices”. That is according to chairperson of...

Weaker demand for cow beef across Europe

The deadweight cow trade in NI has come under some pressure this week, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). The commission said this...

Factories cut cull cow quotes by up to 20c/kg

Factories have slashed cull cow quotes by up to 20c/kg over the past week. IFA livestock chairman, Brendan Golden, has criticised the move adding that...

NI beef trade: Prices up more than €150/head on last year

Base prices for in-spec U-3 grading cattle have edged up slightly in plants in Northern Ireland this week, according to the Livestock and Meat...

Major decline in number of southern cattle moving north for slaughter

Base quotes for-in spec U-3 grade prime cattle ranged from 354- 360p/kg across plants in Northern Ireland this week, according to the Livestock and...

Break-even prices for bull beef finishers – Teagasc

Teagasc has released a series of beef budgets for winter finishing steers, weanling to beef (steers and heifers), store to beef (autumn to autumn)...

Beef Trade: 10c/kg difference between U grade culls and steer base price

While the base price for steers remains around €3.60-€3.65/kg and €3.65-€3.70/kg for heifers, it has been reported that some plants are paying more for...

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

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,...

Beef trade: What are factories in Northern Ireland quoting?

Base quotes for in-spec U-3 grade prime cattle remained steady at 354-360p/kg at plants in Northern Ireland this week, according to the Livestock and...

€190/head gap between Irish and British beef prices

Factories must reflect the strong market conditions in the UK for beef, according to IFA national livestock chairman, Brendan Golden. He said over the past...

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