• Brazilian-owned food company Pilgrim’s Pride has acquired NI poultry processor Moy Park for £1bn (€1.1bn or $1.3bn).
  • The beef trade is unchanged on last week, with factories anxious to maintain throughput.
  • Weather will remain very unsettled up to and including Thursday, but early indications are that it will improve by next weekend.
  • Henry Judge is a beef farmer who has not used a calving jack in 20 years and gets €5.50/kg from the factory. He is also the owner of Ella, the world’s smallest cow.
  • Contracts between primary producers and processors need to be looked at quite seriously for the beef sector, IFA chief economist Rowena Dwyer has said.
  • Photo of the day

    Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk, here is our photo of the day:

    This ram was snapped at the Kelso tup sales in Scotland.