Calf trade: prices ease as numbers continue to edge upwards
Tommy Moyles
As calf numbers continue to increase at marts, there has been an easing in price across all breeds. Friesians are back a little, while the slip in prices for beef-cross calves is more noticeable.
28 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: confidence in Carlow calf trade
A slight reduction in Friesian bull calf numbers at early sales this year means there are more beef-cross calves available. Farmer buyers were very active for them in Carlow Mart this week.
28 February 2024 News
Increased supply sees calf prices ease further
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.
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In pictures: Friesian bull calf trade steadies in Bandon
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Calf numbers begin to lift in marts
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21 February 2024 News
Calf prices: supply increase sees slight ease in calf trade
There was a big lift in numbers at marts this week, as calving progresses on farms across the country. This increase saw prices ease slightly for a number of breeds.
21 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmer buyers front up in Cahir
Farmer buyers drove the calf trade in Cahir Mart on Friday night last, as exporters took a bit of a backseat. Beef-cross calves were especially in demand and farmers were anxious to snap them up.
21 February 2024 Markets
In pictures: calf numbers rise in Bandon
Calf numbers continue to grow at the west Cork venue as calving season is well under way on many farms. The rise in numbers affected prices a little for beef-cross calves.
19 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: continental calves top the trade in Portumna
Continental-cross calves were the top performers in Portumna on Monday evening, as the Galway mart got its calf sales for the year under way.
14 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: supply and demand drives differential between Hereford and Angus
Calf numbers are on the rise across the country this week, with a steep rise in Friesian calf numbers. A larger supply of Angus calves also seems to be giving a lift to Hereford calf prices.
14 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: traditional beef breed-cross calf trading ahead of 2023 figures
Heavy beef-cross calves consistently sell well at early sales and ICBF data from marts across the country shows prices for them to be ahead of where they were in 2023.
7 February 2024 Markets