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Beef Trends: factory price pressure increases
Phelim O'Neill
Prices are being squeezed by factories, but farmers are in no hurry to settle for less.
22 June 2022 News
Battle of wills on beef prices
Factories trying to ease prices back but farmers putting up strong resistance.
22 June 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: factory prices begin to squeeze mart trade
There has been some limited downward pressure on the mart trade this week, but, overall, the trade remains positive.
NI Trends: firm demand keeps beef price steady; mart trade boosts lambs
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding firm, but a strong live trade is driving lamb price.
15 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: agents competing with great intensity
With the hogget kill tightening significantly and lamb numbers slow to compensate for this loss in throughput, agents are keen to use mart sales as an option to increase throughput.
15 June 2022 Markets
Forecasts show tight cattle supply in NI
LMC cattle forecasts show fewer beef animals on farm when compared to the previous year.
8 June 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef prices hold firm with quotes at 430p/kg; lamb quotes up 5p/kg
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are generally holding steady, although quotes have moved on to 430p/kg. Lamb quotes are also improving.
1 June 2022 Markets
UK sheep throughput 7% lower week on week
Supplies of hoggets have fallen at a faster rate than lamb numbers are building with throughput in marts down 9% in each of the last two weeks.
28 May 2022 Markets
Irish cattle prices push ahead of NI
Prime cattle prices in the Republic of Ireland have moved ahead of those being paid in NI
25 May 2022 Northern Ireland
NI trends: finished cattle prices continue to rise; sheep trade hardens
Factory prices for finished cattle in Northern Ireland continue to edge upwards, while tighter supplies has seen improved demand for sheep.
11 May 2022 Markets
Weekly podcast: €1,000 to make silage, Teagasc suckler U-turn and stolen calves
Detail of a new €55m scheme to help farmers make hay and silage, Teagasc’s U-turn on stocking rate advice for suckler farmers, stolen calves, the CAP plan and problems for young farmers all feature.
5 May 2022 News
Factories worried about summer cattle
Numbers of finished cattle look especially tight over the summer period.