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Beef
NI trends: Price deals on offer for bigger numbers; live trade on fire for lambs
Kieran Mailey
Beef finishers with a good supply of cattle are finding it easier to negotiate on price, while the live trade is on fire for fat lambs.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Late calving cows: cull them or breed them?
Adam Woods takes a look at the problem of late calving cows and what options are available to farmers.
3 June 2024 Markets
Bank holiday brings sunshine and a lift in beef quotes
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef quotes including news of a lift in the trade.
NI Trends: factories look to tighten grip on beef trade; lamb trade eases
There have been moves by processors in Northern Ireland to ease prices on factory-fit cattle and lambs.
29 May 2024 Markets
Martbids Database: big drop in mart numbers
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including news of what’s happening in the country’s marts.
29 May 2024 Markets
NI factories exert price pressure on beef and lamb
Beef and lamb processors in NI are trying to pull prices this week with varying degrees of success
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy cull cow kill up 23,500 head in 2024
There were almost 115,000 dairy cull cows drafted for slaughter in the first four months of 2024, while the beef cull cow kill of over 42,000 head was steady with 2023 levels.
24 May 2024 News
Lambs holding firm as hogget supplies plummet
Fat lambs are a solid trade in NI with little movement on prices, although hoggets are getting harder to source
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: cattle prices slowly edging upwards; lamb trade under pressure
There are positives within the beef trade across Northern Ireland, although lambs are under pressure as quotes ease.
8 May 2024 Markets
Beef prices edge up as lamb trade eases
Finished cattle are a slowly improving trade within NI, although lamb prices are easing.
In pictures: Super trade for heavy stores at Keady Mart
Heavy fleshed heifers and bullocks were in demand at the weekly cattle in Keady Mart.
NI Trends: price deals to be made on prime cattle; lamb price steadies
Good-quality in-spec cattle are getting harder to source and there are deals to be made. After an electric start to the trade, lamb prices have steadied this week.
1 May 2024 Markets