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Beef
Increased supply sees calf prices ease further
Tommy Moyles
According to the ICBF, calf price database prices for all breeds of calves eased over the last week. The fall was more evident across the beef breeds.
24 January 2024 Markets
MartBids Database: strong start to 2024 live exports
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including the latest on what’s happening in the country’s marts.
24 January 2024 Calves
New markets key to positive 2024 calf exports
Darren Carty looks back on a positive 2023 for live exports and looks forward to 2024 to see what it has in store for the calf export trade.
Is the Teagasc 10-point plan on dairy beef 10 years too late?
Adam Woods takes a look at the Teagasc 10-point plan on dairy beef and asks the question: is it 10 years too late?
24 January 2024 Calves
Bord Bia expects up to 40,000 fewer finished cattle in 2024
Supplies of finished cattle are expected to tighten further over the coming year, according to Bord Bia.
19 January 2024 News
Strong start to 2024 live exports
Adam Woods has the latest on the live export trade including what the outlook is like for live exports in 2024.
17 January 2024 Markets
Audit of Irish calf exports finds welfare checks 'consistent and high-quality'
An EU audit of Ireland’s calf export protocols has found the Department’s welfare checks to be effective and proportionate.
5 January 2024 News
Ireland yet to draft position on EU calf transport proposals
The exact position Ireland will take on proposed EU calf transport restrictions has yet to be decided, although some key concerns have already been identified.
3 January 2024 News
Positive 2024 live export outlook as 2023 volumes rise 15%
There has been 313,418 cattle exported live up to week 47 of 2023, with calf exports totaling 206,727 increasing by 21% and underpinning higher performance.
24 December 2023 News
Live exports up 14% in 2023
Adam Woods has the latest on this year’s live export figures.
20 December 2023 Markets
Concern for spring calf trade
Calves under five weeks of age or 50kg could not be transported more than 100km under European Commission proposals for calf welfare rules.
20 December 2023 News
Potential changes to calf exports
A lead in time is required if significant changes to export rules are coming.
20 December 2023 Viewpoints