NI Trends: live cattle ring underpins factory prices; lamb trade steadies
Kieran Mailey
Finished cattle remain a positive trade in Northern Ireland, with added competition from the live ring. Prices are holding firm for fat lambs.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Fat lamb prices rise to 560p/kg
Demand for fat lambs remains solid and prices have increased to 560p/kg for the main run of animals sold direct for slaughter.
30 November 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: higher prices enticing numbers to marts
Many mart managers reported an unexpected increase in the number of sheep on offer, with some producers taking advantage of a vibrant trade and opting to show sheep live.
NI Trends: beef trade remains on positive footing; marts driving lamb price
The beef trade in Northern Ireland continues on a positive footing, with firm demand underpinning prices. Lamb prices are also benefitting from a strong live trade.
16 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices hold firm as kill hits record levels; lamb trade robust
Cattle throughput at NI abattoirs reached record levels last week, but prices are holding firm. The lamb trade is also seeing robust demand underpinning prices.
9 November 2022 Markets
Sharper demand for prime beef heifers
There is more life in the beef trade with higher prices on offer for in-spec heifers.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Upturn in prices paid for lambs
Prices for fat lambs are improving in the marts and at factories across Northern Ireland.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Imports of Irish cattle at a two-year high
Irish cattle imported for direct slaughter at meat plants in Northern Ireland hit a two-year high point last week.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef prices steady but quotes slipping; live trade improves for lambs
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding steady for prime cattle, but factories have moved to ease quotes. Lamb prices have improved in the live ring.
6 July 2022 Markets
Lamb prices rebound after price cuts
The live trade for fat lambs has rebounded, with prices jumping £15 per head this week.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Is there a margin in finishing cattle off grass?
Where farmers are planning to finish cattle off grass, a budget should be completed beforehand to determine if there is a margin to be had.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: prime cattle holding above 450p/kg; sharp drop in lamb prices
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is holding firm, but lambs are under pressure with major price cuts.
22 June 2022 Markets