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Fat cattle in demand at Ballymena Mart
Kieran Mailey
Buyers were highly active on heavy fleshed stock during the weekly sale of fat cattle in Ballymena Mart.
21 February 2024 Markets
NI Trends: factories move to cut beef price; hogget prices surge to 650p/kg
There are mixed fortunes in the beef and sheep trade at NI plants, with cattle prices easing, but hoggets rising in value.
18 February 2024 News
Marts report lift in demand for dairy stock
Most of the interest and the best of the prices are for recently calved heifers or second calvers.
NI Trends: tight supplies put farmers on front foot; deals to be had on hoggets
With factory agents wanting cattle, farmers in NI are well placed to negotiate for higher prices. The hogget trade is also positive, with deals to be made.
31 January 2024 Markets
NI Trends: price boost on prime cattle and cows; hoggets up 20p/kg
There are plenty of positives within the beef and sheep trade in Northern Ireland.
24 January 2024 Markets
Steady trade for prime beef and hoggets
Factory prices on prime cattle and sheep are holding steady at processing plants across NI.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: solid beef trade, with prices unchanged; sheep trade steady
There is little change to factory prices for prime cattle in Northern Ireland.
17 January 2024 Markets
British welcome predictions of tight Irish cattle supplies
'A positive outlook for Irish cattle prices could offer encouraging undertones for British cattle prices,' said the AHDB.
14 January 2024 News
US beef exports to Asia slump
Higher cattle cost and increased competition in Asian markets means a fall in US beef exports in 2023.
14 January 2024 News
NI Trends: prime cattle prices push on to 480p/kg; hogget quotes up 5p/kg
There is strong processing demand within the beef trade, pushing prices upwards week on week. Hoggets have also seen a rise in base quotes.
10 January 2024 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices keep edging upwards; strong live trade for hoggets
There is plenty of new year positivity within the beef and sheep trade in Northern Ireland.
3 January 2024 Markets
NI steer prices up 42p/kg in 2023
The average price paid on U3 steers in Northern Ireland during 2023 was up 42p/kg year-on-year.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland