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Northern Ireland
Grain and dairy prices see the biggest jumps
Kieran Mailey
How do market prices in NI for milk, livestock and grain compare to last year?
Top end ROI heifer prices ahead of NI
Strong demand and tight supplies have brought a significant lift to the trade south of the Irish border.
16 May 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: Lamb and hogget quotes increase by 10c/kg
Kildare Chilling continues to set the pace in the sheep trade and is forcing other plants to follow suit in order to secure sales.
Beef prices smashing records as live exports surge
Adam Woods takes a look at some analysis comparing mart prices for factory-fit cattle versus factory returns.
11 May 2022 News
In pictures: ferry availability affects calf trade in Bandon Mart
After enjoying a strong performance last week, prices were back slightly for Angus calves on this May bank holiday sale in Bandon Mart.
2 May 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: grass buyers active in Thurles Mart
Bullocks weighing from 400kg to 600kg recorded an average sale price of €2.50/kg, with good-quality continental cattle rising to €2.70/kg to €2.80/kg.
20 April 2022 Markets
Mart throughput increases by 38,142 head in first two months of 2022
The increase is thought to be strongly influenced by a vibrant trade for slaughter fit cattle and cows, with more farmers opting to take advantage of competition in the live ring.
15 April 2022 News
In pictures: lively trade for good cattle in Castlerea
Top-quality weanling bulls met a particularly brisk trade, with a significant number of bulls topping the €2.80/kg to €3/kg mark, while bulls weighing 300kg to 400kg sold on average for €2.57/kg.
8 April 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: solid demand for fleshed and forward cattle
Any slaughter-fit or short-keep cattle are being snapped up by factory agents and specialist finishers, while there are more buyers active for store cattle for summer grazing systems.
6 April 2022 Markets
Solid if not spectacular calf trade in Bandon this week
Beef breed numbers increased in the calf section in Bandon this week and they met a solid if not spectacular trade.
4 April 2022 News
Sheep Trends: cull ewes hit top prices of €4/kg
Tight supplies are being compounded by a number of buyers very active in the market for ewes for exporting live and inserting strong competition into the market.
23 March 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: strong appetite for beef cattle in Athenry
Bullocks or heifers which were fit for slaughter or within touching distance of it generated the strongest demand, with lots over 600kg averaging €2.80/kg and topping €3/kg on three occasions.
23 March 2022 Markets