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Beef
Calf prices: supply and demand sweet spot continues
Tommy Moyles
Calf prices have held their own this spring, as numbers continue to dwindle.
5 June 2024 News
Hereford bull calves average €197/head this spring
Hereford-sired calves along with Angus and Friesians provided 85% of the calves on offer at marts throughout the country this spring. Of those, Hereford-cross bull calves had the highest price.
29 May 2024 Markets
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.
Profits jumped more than €200,000 at ICBF in 2023
Income boosted by Brexit reserve money granted as part of the national genotyping programme.
22 May 2024 News
Calf prices: Angus and Herefords consolidate market share at calf sales
Maintaining their dominant position in terms of supply, Angus- and Hereford-cross calves saw their average prices increase over the last week.
15 May 2024 Markets
ICBF stakeholder meeting makes some progress on concerns raised
Various data sources were appraised at the meeting to identify the most suitable cows for this production system.
8 May 2024 Community
Calf prices: supply and demand sweet spot sees lift in prices for older calves
A decline in supply appears to be meeting a steady demand over the last week, resulting in the prices paid for calves aged between three and six weeks of age edging in an upward direction.
8 May 2024 Markets
Spanish demand for Irish calves increases
Spanish buyers continue to close the gap between themselves and the Dutch as the main outlet for Irish calves.
8 May 2024 News
Progress on beef farmer concerns at ICBF meeting - IFA
Commenting following the third meeting of the ICBF stakeholder group this week, IFA livestock chair Declan Hanrahan said progress is being made on the substantive concerns raised by the IFA.
3 May 2024 News
Calf prices: slipping supply sees prices edge up slightly
A continuing fall-off in calf numbers at marts, combined with solid demand from both farmers and shippers, is resulting in calf prices moving upwards, reports Tommy Moyles.
1 May 2024 Markets
Drop in farmers buying calves
The number of farmers buying calves appears to have dropped in recent weeks and this should be a concern to policymakers, according to one mart manager.
1 May 2024 News
Fewer unknown sires under genotyping programme
The launch of the national genotyping programme has resulted in a 75% reduction in the number of unknown sires in comparison with 2023.
29 April 2024 News