The beef trade continues to soar this week as beef quotes to secure sufficient supplies of finished cattle are moving up on a daily basis.

Foyle Meats of Donegal was first out of the traps on Monday morning, lifting their base quotes by 20c/kg. Factories are extremely anxious for cattle and are paying from €5.15-5.30/kg base price for heifers, with bullocks coming in at €5.10-€5.15/kg.