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Beef prices smashing records as live exports surge
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at some analysis comparing mart prices for factory-fit cattle versus factory returns.
6 April 2022 Markets
Cull ewes hit €300 per head
The spring lamb trade has started relatively positively, with lambs averaging from €165 to €180 in marts, but the trade has been overshadowed by heavy cull ewes making €220 to €270 per head.
2 February 2022 Opinion
Dempsey at Large: UK and EU diverge over antibiotics
EU regulations are now significantly more stringent than the UK's, but under the Brexit withdrawal trade deal, the UK is entitled to export its animal products of beef, lamb and pigmeat to Europe.
Calf exports hold steady in difficult 2021
Seamus McMenamin from Bord Bia takes a look at calf exports over the last three years and what 2022 might hold for 2022
26 January 2022 Markets
Irish sheepmeat exports increased by 12% to reach €420m in 2021
The increase occurred despite export volumes reducing by 9% and was underpinned by the value of exports increasing by anywhere from 9% to 40% in key EU markets.
14 January 2022 Markets
Editorial: rethink on bull beef needed immediately
Bull beef systems have the potential to reduce emissions by over 30% yet have largely been ignored by Teagasc and the beef processors who continue to chase a reducing British market.
12 January 2022 Editorial
‘Strong performance’ from Irish exports despite challenges – MII
Irish food and drink exports reached €13.5bn in 2021, a 4% increase on the previous year, according to Bord Bia’s annual report.
12 January 2022 News
Higher beef prices fuel positive outlook for live exports
Beef prices in key markets for live exports of calves, store and finished cattle have finished the year running anywhere from 5% to 20% higher leading to greater confidence in beef finishing systems.
29 December 2021 News
Australia deal is bigger threat to Irish farmers
UFU and NSA are right to be concerned about the Australian trade deal, but it is imported beef and sheep markets they are targeting in the UK.
17 December 2021 News
Market signals suggest milk price rise on way
With board members meeting next week to set September milk price, the indicators suggest a price rise is on the way.
10 October 2021 Markets
Market Insights: meat exports show lower volumes, higher values
Irish meat exports have performed strongly in 2021, despite lower volumes being exported, according to recently released CSO (Central Statistics Office) figures.
Brexit impact largely confined to business
The impact of Brexit is most immediately felt by business, but, ultimately, increased costs get passed on to consumers through inflation.
15 July 2021 News