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Factory-fit cattle remain a flying trade
Niamh Gunn
Niamh Gunn reports from Cootehill Mart for Wednesday’s sale of heifers, bullocks and cull cows.
11 May 2022 Markets
In pictures: dry cows sell to €3.55/kg in Roscommon
Friday’s sale of cull cows and heifers in Roscommon mart brought with it strong prices for quality lots.
Factories worried about summer cattle
Numbers of finished cattle look especially tight over the summer period.
NI Trends: beef prices edge up as supplies tighten; sheep trade cools
Prices for cattle have increased at processing plants in Northern Ireland this week, but hoggets and lambs have eased.
4 May 2022 Markets
In pictures: cull cows hit €2,780 in Tuam
Niamh Gunn reports from Monday's cattle sale in Tuam Mart, where cull cows were the highlight of the trade.
3 May 2022 Markets
Cattle prices soar in NI marts
Mart managers in NI report an upturn in buying demand across all cattle types.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Beef Management: grass supplies, BPS deadlines and keeping focus
Some tips and advice for drystock farmers in this week's Beef Management notes
27 April 2022 Management
NI Trends: strong live ring underpins beef price; pressure on sheep
Beef prices are holding firm in Northern Ireland, with a vibrant live ring providing plenty of competition for stock. However, hoggets and lambs are facing price pressure.
27 April 2022 Markets
Steps to avoid a silage shortage
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the steps farmers can take to ensure they have enough grass and silage this summer and next winter.
27 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Camera at the Mart: cull cows sell to €2.67/kg in Portumna Mart
Demand for all slaughter-fit cattle was brisk, with fleshed bullocks and heifers selling to €2.70/kg to €3/kg.
20 April 2022 Markets
Plan early to meet ANC stocking rates
There is a lot of talk about farmers reducing stocking rates or purchasing the minimum numbers required in light of escalating fertiliser and concentrate costs.
20 April 2022 Schemes
In pictures: plainer cattle a steadier trade in Tullamore
Niamh Gunn was in Tullamore Mart for its general sale of heifers and bullocks and cull cows.
19 April 2022 Markets