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Agribusiness
Slaney and ICM return to profit
Phelim O'Neill
Wexford Beef & Lamb Unlimited Company – the ABP-Fane Valley joint venture that controls Slaney and ICM – has returned to profit.
Making Brexit work for Fane Valley
Phelim O’Neill spoke to Fane Valley group chief executive Trevor Lockhart prior to the announcement that the joint venture with ABP was ending.
12 May 2021 News
ABP purchases Fane Valley interest in Slaney, ICM and Linden
The ABP Fane Valley joint venture will come to an end, with ABP taking Fane Valley's interest in Slaney, ICM and Linden.
Long read: why do farmers and plcs struggle to run beef factories?
With ABP buying Fane Valley’s remaining interest in Slaney, ICM and Linden, Justin McCarthy examines the future for the sector and asks why can't farmers and plcs run successful processing factories
8 May 2021 Editorial
ABP to buy out remainder of Slaney, ICM and Linden
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that ABP is about to announce the takeover of the remaining share of Slaney, ICM and Linden, and end the joint venture with Fane Valley.
6 May 2021 News
IFA criticise sheep imports by ICM
The IFA said they observed the delivery of a consignment of imported sheep meat by Irish Country Meats.
26 April 2021 News
Slaney Foods racks up €1.3m loss for 2019 as beef protests hit hard
Wexford meat company Slaney Foods racked up a €1.3m loss for 2019. The two-month-long protest by farmers at the gates of beef factories last year appears to have hit profits, writes Lorcan Allen.
11 November 2020 News
Sheep prices: lamb prices hit €5.50/kg to €5.60/kg
The 20c/kg increase in price is being underpinned by factories raising prices on offer to entice more lambs forward and ward off interest from competing plants.
11 November 2020 Markets
Sheep prices: end of Ramadan supporting demand
There are reports of higher numbers of sheep coming on stream, but factories are anxious to handle a larger throughput to satisfy demand for the Ramadan festival.
20 May 2020 Markets
Sheep trade spikes on Ramadan demand
Factories were extremely anxious for stock earlier in the week and have eased back on prices for Thursday
22 April 2020 Markets
Sheep Trends: big lift in lamb price
Factories were extremely anxious for stock earlier in the week and have eased back on prices for Thursday
22 April 2020 Markets
Sheep Prices: price increase exceeds expectations
Quotes for hoggets and spring lambs have avoided any post-Easter hangover with quotes increasing by 10c/kg on last week’s level.
15 April 2020 Markets