Beef kill continues to fall
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade.
14 February 2024 News
Fall in sucklers to continue – Teagasc boss
Suckler beef is going to remain the dominant enterprise in a large part of the country, albeit with some fall in numbers, Teagasc's Frank O'Mara has said.
9 February 2024 News
Dairy cow kill increases by 81,598 head since 2019
The increase in dairy cull cow throughput is not surprising given growth in the national dairy herd in recent years and pressure on margins in 2023.
43,000 cattle drafted from controlled finishing units in November
A total of 378,500 head have been drafted from controlled finishing units in 2023, which equates to almost 23% of throughput for the year to date.
28 December 2023 News
Significant drop in annual beef kill
There has been a marked drop in the number of cattle processed in 2023 at NI factories, but more sheep have been processed.
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Vet strike impacts beef and lamb kill
Strike actions by DAERA vets and meat inspectors haveaa generally halted beef and sheep kills, creating a backlog of stock within supply chains.
1 November 2023 Northern Ireland