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Beef Trends: factories capitalise on higher numbers
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory prices for finished animals.
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Rampant hogget trade drives prices to 650p/kg
Hogget prices continue to rise in Northern Ireland with 650p/kg being paid at local plants this week
20 February 2024 Markets
Beef prices: factories continue to apply pressure to trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory prices for finished animals.
Charolais cull cow competition results announced
Shanon Kinahan reports on the results from the Irish Charolais Cattle Society cull cow competition.
15 February 2024 Pedigree
NI Trends: cattle quotes ease but prices steady; hogget prices move up
Factory quotes on prime cattle have eased, but deals are broadly unchanged. Hoggets continue to rise in value.
14 February 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: prices edge upwards as competition intensifies
The gap between mart and factory prices had narrowed following an increase in factory quotes, but reports indicate prices are edging upwards again as agents lock horns for sheep.
14 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: base lamb quotes breach the €7/kg mark
Kildare Chilling is the first plant to quote a base of €7/kg following its 20c/kg increase in quotes for Tuesday’s kill.
12 February 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: trade continues to better factory prices
Heavy fleshed lambs continue to see high demand in marts, with the general outlook being that supply is failing to reach demand.
7 February 2024 Markets
NI Trends: factory prices holding firm for cattle; hogget trade improving
There is no change to factory prices on cattle at NI plants, but hoggets continue to see the trade improving.
7 February 2024 Markets
Upward price momentum continues for hoggets
Farmers selling hoggets should consider their marketing options, as a vibrant live ring is providing strong competition for good-quality animals.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Seán McNamara takes over as ICSA president
The association's new leader expressed frustration at a range of current farm schemes, which he said are not fit for purpose and called for higher factory prices for the coming year.
1 February 2024 News
Sheep mart prices: store lamb prices see significant lift amid tight supplies
Finishers and factory agents who have recently sold fat lambs are back out in force securing stores, with tight supplies driving prices upwards.
31 January 2024 Markets