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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.
BPS money is currently being rolled out to farmers right across the country and this is having a positive effect on prices.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
In recent days, the mart trade has lifted slightly due to improved demand on the back of BPS payments being received by farmers.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Martin McNamara, Clare Marts: "The trade has been very strong here in the past week. Weanlings in particular have been very strong, with prices up between €30 and €40/head on the same week last year."
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 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).
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is holding steady on a base price of 354p/kg, despite an increase in the weekly kill.
By Kieran Mailey on 20 October 2017
Demand for in-calf and calved suckler cows remains very strong, with plenty of special sales ongoing.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Saturday’s sale at Carnew Mart saw over 1,000 cattle on offer, which is a large sale for the time of year. Mart manager David Quinn said that while numbers were high, the trade was quite strong.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
There were over 900 cattle on offer at Balla Mart on Saturday last. Top-quality continental cattle were a strong trade once again, with plenty of buyers present.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
There was a steadier trade at the weekly cattle sale in Markethill Mart, with bullocks peaking at £1,480 and heifers selling to £1,170.
By Kieran Mailey on 19 October 2017
Saturday’s sale at Balla Mart saw another large entry of stock and plenty of buyers present also.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 October 2017
Irish factory prices are lower compared with those in the main export markets for beef, with the exception of the Netherlands.
By Phelim O'Neill on 14 October 2017
A sale this week at Elphin Mart saw a good offering of both in-calf heifers and cows for sale. Daniel McPartlin reports.
By Daniel McPartlin on 13 October 2017
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