Northern Ireland
US is competitive market for lamb, say factories
Peter McCann
UK factories hope to break the stranglehold of New Zealand and Australia in the US sheep market.
8 February 2023 Markets
Beef Trends: agents still fighting for fit cattle
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory finished cattle.
8 February 2023 News
Goodmans' €5.3m payday from Slaney and Irish Country Meats
Goodman-owned processing group reports a drop in profits, but a big dividend.
Beef quotes steady for shorter week
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished cattle.
7 February 2023 Markets
Record number of work permits issued for farming sector in 2022
The country’s meat factories are big users of the work permit facility.
5 February 2023 News
Profits drop 15% at Goodman-owned processing group
The directors state that operating profits of €5m for 18 months to March 22 was “satisfactory”. Gordon Deegan reports.
3 February 2023 News
Competition authority cannot green light Kildare Chilling takeover
By its own measure, the deal would leave sheep market highly uncompetitive in Ireland.
1 February 2023 News
Choice of factory worth up to €300/head to farmers
Decisions made by farmers in choosing which factory to use is worth anywhere between €56 and €308, depending on stock type.
25 January 2023 News
Further consolidation in beef and sheep processing
If Dawn Meats acquires Kildare Chilling, it will mean that 90% of sheepmeat processing and two-thirds of beef processing will be done by ABP, Dawn and Kepak.
25 January 2023 News
Kildare Chilling to be sold to Dawn Meats
Dawn Meats is in the advanced stages of acquiring the Kildare-based beef and lamb processor. Adam Woods reports.
25 January 2023 News
Beef prices: heifers crank it up another notch
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including this week’s quotes for factory finished stock.
23 January 2023 Markets
Forestry and vet project winners at BT Young Scientist
Several agricultural, rural and forestry projects impressed judges at this year's BT Young Scientist exhibition.
18 January 2023 News