Factory buyers active for forward cattle
Tommy Moyles
Heavy cattle were in demand at Gortatlea Mart on Friday with factory buyers on the lookout for forward cattle of all classes.
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Carbery backs Ballineen bullet
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Martbids Database: weanlings up and bullocks down
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
Martbids Database: heavy cattle hold firm but lighter stock a tougher trade
While heavy factory-fit and forward types are holding firm in the ring, lighter or plainer stock are starting to slip in price.
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Friesian cattle account for 30% of cattle kill in 2023
The Limousin breed, in second position, narrowly edged out the number of Aberdeen Angus-sired cattle slaughtered in Department of Agriculture-approved plants.
23 June 2024 News
Beef trade on the up
Adam Woods has news of an increase in quotes in factories this week.
12 June 2024 Markets
Calf prices: supply and demand sweet spot continues
Calf prices have held their own this spring, as numbers continue to dwindle.
5 June 2024 Markets
Hereford bull calves average €197/head this spring
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5 June 2024 News
Calf prices: Angus and Hereford retain firm grip on calf numbers
Prices for calves are holding firm, as traditional breeds continue to dominate the calf market.
29 May 2024 Markets
Martbids Database: big drop in mart numbers
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including news of what’s happening in the country’s marts.
29 May 2024 Markets
Calf prices: marginal lift in prices across breeds as supply eases
Demand from EU buyers and reduced supply has resulted in marginal increases in calf prices over the last week, reports Tommy Moyles.
22 May 2024 Markets
My Farming Week: Eugene Fitzpatrick, Granard, Co Longford
Longford dairy farmer Eugene Fitzpatrick hosted a water quality farm walk for Lakelands as his farm is in derogation.
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