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Dairy
Where will the derogation cuts apply?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the parts of the country where new cuts to the nitrates derogation are likely to apply.
10 August 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: cull cows a flying trade
The demand for well-fleshed cows remains very strong ringside. Declan Marren reports.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
UK beef and lamb output on the rise
A market report from AHDB shows higher throughput of cattle and sheep during the second half of the year.
Weekly Podcast: emissions target, cull cow payment and Tullamore Farm
We get the latest on the newly agreed emissions target for agriculture, a proposal to pay farmers €5,000 per head to cull cows and farmer views at Tullamore Farm.
29 July 2022 News
Proposal to pay farmers €5,000 to cull cows
The Department of Agriculture estimates the move would take 45,000t of carbon dioxide equivalent out of the atmosphere for every 10,000 cows culled.
27 July 2022 News
NI Trends: beef finishers resisting price cuts; lamb prices down 25p/kg
Beef finishers in Northern Ireland are digging in and unwilling to accept price cuts on prime cattle. Lambs continue to face price pressure, with quotes down 25p/kg.
27 July 2022 Markets
NI Trends: processors keeping a lid on cattle trade; big cuts to lamb prices
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is relatively steady, although processors are managing to control prices. Lambs have come under major pressure with big cuts.
20 July 2022 Markets
NI trends: cattle prices holding firm despite factory pressure; lamb prices ease
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding firm but processors continue to apply pressure to quotes. Lambs have eased as demand slows.
13 July 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: heavy cattle still hot in Roscrea
Central Auctions Mart in Roscrea held a special sale of forward beef cattle last week. Adam Woods reports on the trade.
29 June 2022 Markets
NI Trends: prime cattle holding above 450p/kg; sharp drop in lamb prices
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is holding firm, but lambs are under pressure with major price cuts.
22 June 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: factory prices begin to squeeze mart trade
There has been some limited downward pressure on the mart trade this week, but, overall, the trade remains positive.
22 June 2022 Markets
Mart trade fuels lamb price rise
Increased demand for factory-fit lambs sold through the live ring has seen prices rising week on week.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland