Northern Ireland
Significant drop in annual beef kill
Kieran Mailey
There has been a marked drop in the number of cattle processed in 2023 at NI factories, but more sheep have been processed.
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Improved demand sees cattle quotes edge up
Factories in NI are keen for in-spec cattle this week and prices are edging upwards
29 November 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: big demand for butchers' lambs in Dowra
Adam Woods reports from last Friday’s weekly sheep sale in Dowra Mart in Co Cavan.
Best bloodlines of the breed at Black Beauties sale
A strong European trade made for a very successful sale with a sale average of €1,125, writes Shanon Kinahan.
22 November 2023 Pedigree
Another rise in quotes for fat lambs
Factory prices on fat lambs have increased again, whereas cattle remain a steady trade.
22 November 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: big demand for fat lambs in Baltinglass
Adam Woods report’s from last Saturday’s weekly sheep sale in Baltinglass Mart, Co Wicklow.
21 November 2023 Markets
Farm Tech Talk: suckler farmer survey, feeding lambs, nitrates and Dairy Day
Join the Irish Farmers Journal's livestock team for this week's Farm Tech Talk show.
17 November 2023 l2
All that glitters is gold at western stars sale
The top call at this year's 'western stars' sale was achieved by the Lismurtagh flock, Shanon Kinahan writes.
17 November 2023 Pedigree
Prices rise for slaughter-fit lambs
The sheep trade is benefiting from increased competition on slaughter-fit lambs.
15 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Weekend weather: sunshine and scattered showers
Daytime temperatures over the weekend will range from 7°C to 13°C, according to Met Éireann.
10 November 2023 News
Prices firm as beef and lamb kill resumes
There appears to be no negative impact on beef and sheep prices as factories resume normal processing operations this week.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef prices steady as kill resumes; weight limits increase on lambs
The beef trade in Northern Ireland has resumed on a steady footing, as have sheep prices, but with a higher weight limit in place.
8 November 2023 Markets