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Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to drive up
Aidan Brennan
Both the Global Dairy Trade and the European spot market prices for dairy increased this week, as the upward trend continues, writes Aidan Brennan.
8 May 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: GDT price increases by 1.8%
Spot market prices in Europe were stable this week, while the GDT price index increased by 1.8%, writes Aidan Brennan.
1 May 2024 Markets
Beef Trends: finished cattle quotes steady
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished cattle.
Sheep Trends: hoggets rise by another 10c/kg
Hoggets are trading in greater volumes above €9/kg, while top prices for spring lambs are as high as €9.70/kg to €9.80/kg.
10 April 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: trade resuming after Easter on solid footing
Hogget and lamb quotes remain unchanged in the region of €8.70/kg for QA hoggets and €9.20/kg for spring lambs.
2 April 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: prices fall sharply as volatility bites
Powders took a big hit this week on the European spot market, despite sluggish supply forecasts from Europe and the US.
27 March 2024 Markets
Sheep Trends: differential of up to 50c/kg emerging
A two-tiered trading system appears to be developing, with specialist finishers and agents handling very large numbers securing up to 40c to 50c/kg above quoted prices.
21 February 2024 Markets
Beef Trends: factories move to cool trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
14 February 2024 Markets
Sheep price update: factories digging in on price
Base quotes for Tuesday continue to range from €6.65/kg to €6.80/kg leaving starting prices for quality assured sheep in the region of €6.85/kg to €6.90/kg.
5 February 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: European prices dip but still ahead of GDT
As global dairy supplies tail off, prices for the key commodities are holding firm at the Global Dairy Trade, writes Aidan Brennan.
10 January 2024 Markets
New Year optimism for beef and sheep
The short term outlook for the beef and sheep sectors during the early stages of 2024 is positive
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy trends: what happened in 2023?
Aidan Brennan looks back over dairy trade in 2023 and assesses how prices are now versus last year
27 December 2023 Markets