120,000 suckler cows wiped out in five years
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at calf registrations so far in 2023 and looks ahead to where they may be going.
31 May 2023 Pedigree
Nobody was showing Theodore the door
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Charolais Cattle Society’s final sale of the spring, where 28 bulls sold to an average price of €4,100.
31 May 2023 Markets
Producers looking towards Eid al-Adha
There is high levels of interest in the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha which in recent years has underpinned the highest weekly sheep kill.
Reintroduction of excise duty to increase the price of green diesel
The phased reintroduction of excise duty on fuels will add an extra 3c/l to green diesel prices between now and 1 November, the first phase has come into effect, adding 1c/l.
31 May 2023 News
April ranking unchanged as west Cork stays on top
April and May are key months for dairy farmers.
31 May 2023 Markets
In pictures: solid trade for fat lambs at Kilrea Mart
Factory-fit lambs were a solid trade at the weekly sheep sale in Kilrea Mart on Monday.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
MartBids Database: heatwave hits mart numbers
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening around the country’s marts.
31 May 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: heifers hit high prices in Ballinrobe
Wednesday last saw Ballinrobe Mart, Co Mayo, host its weekly general cattle sale. Shane Dobson reports from the ringside.
31 May 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: exporters hungry for calves in Dungarvan
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly calf sale in Dungarvan last Thursday.
31 May 2023 Markets
Beef Trends: trade hangs in the balance
Adam Woods takes a look at the beef trade, including the latest quotes from factories for finished cattle.
31 May 2023 Markets
NI Trends: young bulls come under price pressure; live trade hots up for lambs
There is growing pressure on the prices being paid for young bulls in Northern Ireland, whereas, in the sheep trade, buying demand for lambs has sharpened.
31 May 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: lambs overtake hoggets in kill profile
Lambs made up 51.8% of last week’s sheep kill, up from 40% in the previous week, while hogget throughput reduced from 50% to 37% of the kill.
31 May 2023 Markets