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Northern Ireland
Top end ROI heifer prices ahead of NI
Kieran Mailey
Strong demand and tight supplies have brought a significant lift to the trade south of the Irish border.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: firm demand as kill falls by 8,576 head
Hogget throughout fell by in excess of 10,000 head last week and with demand holding relatively positive in the wake of the Ramadan festival, it is helping to keep a good floor under the trade.
23 February 2022 Markets
NI Trends: finished cattle prices edging upwards; hogget trade hardens
Prices for prime cattle in Northern Ireland are showing signs of edging upwards, as processors look to maximise throughput. Hogget prices are also hardening, with ewes a super trade.
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; hogget quotes ease 10p/kg
Prime cattle and cull cows remain a solid trade in Northern Ireland, with factory prices holding firm. Hoggets have eased slightly as the live trade slows.
16 February 2022 Markets
Finished cattle over 10p/kg ahead in marts
Intense buying competition in the live ring has boosted prices for cattle
9 February 2022 Northern Ireland
SheepWatch: live trade holding firm for fat hoggets
Mart prices on slaughter-fit hoggets are holding firm between €150 and €155 for the main run of animals.
9 February 2022 Markets
NI Trends: quotes rising on prime cattle and cows; live trade eases for hoggets
The beef trade in Northern Ireland remains buoyant, as base quotes on prime cattle and cull cows increase. Hoggets have eased slightly with increased supplies.
9 February 2022 Markets
Remembering when Dublin dominated the cattle trade
Declan O’Brien writes about the Dublin Cattle Market, where livestock were sold to the city’s abattoirs and butchers, and supplied the growing live trade to Britain.
5 January 2022 News
Camera at the Mart: heifers top £4,900 at Markethill Christmas Cracker
Heifer calves were the standout trade at the annual Christmas Cracker held in Markethill Mart.
15 December 2021 Markets
Mart trade moves ahead of factory prices
An upturn in buying competition for short keep cattle has seen prices hardening in marts.
8 December 2021 Northern Ireland
Weekly cattle kill hits 12-month high
Cattle throughput at processing plants in Northern Ireland has reached its highest level for 12 months.
17 November 2021 Northern Ireland
Record late autumn prices for NI lambs
Fat lamb prices have risen by 45p/kg to a base of 550p/kg with more on offer to compete with marts.
10 November 2021 Northern Ireland