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Information on cattle factory prices and cattle mart prices from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.
The outstanding feature of the mart trade since the start of the year has been the increase in cull cow numbers coming through marts.
By Nathan Tuffy on 27 July 2017
We talk to David Quinn, Carnew Mart, to get a feel for the mart trade in his area.
By Nathan Tuffy on 27 July 2017
There were approximately 630 cattle and cows on offer, up three-fold on the same week last year.
By Nathan Tuffy on 27 July 2017
Factories are trying to regain control of the trade and are applying pressure to try to reduce prices.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
This is the clear outcome from analysis of the recently concluded Phase 2 of the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER Farm Beef Programme (2012-2015).
Last week’s sale at Cahir Mart saw an entry of about 170 cattle and over 1,200 sheep on offer.
By Nathan Tuffy on 27 July 2017
Tuesday’s sale at Ballymena Mart saw about 120 store cattle on offer. The trade was sharp once again, with plenty of buyers active for all types.
By Nathan Tuffy on 27 July 2017
There is no change in the beef trade, with heifers trading on a base of €4.15/kg and steers €4.05/kg.
By Darren Carty on 24 July 2017
Saturday's sale at Balla Mart saw an unusually large sale for the time of year with cattle numbers up 400 head on this week last year.
By Nathan Tuffy on 23 July 2017
There is no change to cattle quotes this week, with plants holding on 360p to 364p/kg, but farmers report plenty of price deals on offer.
By Kieran Mailey on 20 July 2017
While numbers are starting to fall off, sales have been much bigger this spring with a longer peak trading period.
By Darren Carty on 20 July 2017
Despite recent pressure, prices have held solid, with steers on a base of €4.05/kg and heifers on a base of €4.15/kg.
By Darren Carty on 20 July 2017
Mart managers have seen cow entries become a much bigger element of their weekly sales entries.
By Darren Carty on 20 July 2017
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