The beef kill fell by 2,015 head last week, dropping to 34,449 slaughtered.

Prices have held steady, with €3.80/kg available for heifers and €3.75/kg being quoted for steers. A total of 1,687,908 head of cattle have been processed up to the week ending 4 December. This is an increase of 33,332 head on the same period in 2019. The young bull kill continues to fall, with 66,778 fewer young bulls killed in 2020.