Camera at the Mart: forward and finished stock in high demand in Ballina
Martin Merrick
Finished cattle and forward store types continue to demand top prices, with €3/kg becoming a norm for steers and heifers.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Beef factories fear new-year supply shortages
With record kills in recent weeks, all indications point to finished cattle numbers being very tight in the first quarter of 2023.
23 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: feedlot buyers return ringside
Tightening numbers being offered for sale, as well as the return of feedlot and Northern buyers ringside, is playing into the seller’s hand at the moment. Declan Marren reports.
One in four cattle slaughtered come from feedlots
Adam Woods takes a look at some data released by the Department of Agriculture this week showing the numbers of animals being slaughtered out of feedlots increasing.
2 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: plain cattle under pressure
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s been happening in marts over the past seven days.
19 October 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: buyers crossing the border to Ballina Mart
Northern Ireland and Scottish buyers were present around the ring at Mayo-Sligo Mart where competition to source stock was stiff.
28 September 2022 Markets
Watch: weanlings in demand in Granard
Adam Woods reports from Monday night's weekly weanling sale in Granard Mart, Co Longford, where there was a special sale of breeding heifers.
13 September 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: factory agents active for finished stock
Factory buyers are keen to secure numbers ringside, which is encouraging some farmers to sell more finished stock in the live ring. Declan Marren reports.
24 August 2022 Markets