Beef trends: cows and bulls creeping upwards
Factories remain reluctant to increase steer and heifer prices, but are slowly rising cow and bull prices in an attempt to entice higher numbers forward.
Average of €1,309 at suckler reduction sale
There was solid demand for well-bred Limousin cows at a special sale in Kanturk Mart. The Duhallow venue hosted a combined dairy and suckler sale last Saturday.
Brisk trade for higher calf entry in Bandon Mart
There was a lift of about €10/head for Friesian bull calves in Bandon Mart this week, stemming from increased farmer and exporter activity.
Beef prices: factory trade continues to disappoint
Beef finishers remain in a loss-making position, with no signs of any immediate recovery in the price.