Beef finishers facing 'financial ruin'
Winter finishing budgets pointed to prices of €4.40/kg to €4.50/kg being required to deliver a €100 margin. Prices have failed to get anywhere near this level.
Camera at the mart: brisk bank holiday trade in Bandon
Little changed from last week as bullocks were a brisk trade, while finishers were active for forward stores and farmer buyers drove the trade for light yearling bullocks.
Beef prices: agents keen not to lose out on deals
Deals for Tuesday’s kill were completed last week but there are increasing signs of factories becoming anxious to secure numbers for later in the week.
Cattle prices: fewer farmers around the rings but demand still strong
Despite there being fewer farmers at the ringsides in Balla Mart on Saturday, there was a strong steady trade for all types of stock.