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Beef trade steady despite price pressure
Kieran Mailey
Prime cattle numbers are starting to tighten, underpinning prices despite processors talking the trade down.
In pictures: solid trade for store cattle in Markethill
The weekly sale of store cattle in Markethill Mart saw a firm trade across all classes of stock.
NI factories exert price pressure on beef and lamb
Beef and lamb processors in NI are trying to pull prices this week with varying degrees of success
In pictures: Electric trade for grazing stores in Enniskillen
Grazing stores and weanlings were in high demand at the weekly sale in Enniskillen Mart.
15 May 2024 Markets
Spring gives a boost to prices for grass cattle
Ground conditions and grass growth have improved in recent weeks, boosting buying demand for stores suited to grazing.
15 May 2024 Northern Ireland
In pictures: Super trade for heavy stores at Keady Mart
Heavy fleshed heifers and bullocks were in demand at the weekly cattle in Keady Mart.
Spring lambs soar to record price highs
Rampant demand for spring lambs have sent prices soaring to record levels in NI.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: Milford trade leaves factory price in shade
Prices paid for hoggets, cull ewes and spring lambs were in the region of €15 to €20 per head on average stronger than equivalent quotes offered by factories
17 April 2024 Markets
In pictures: Flying trade for fat cows at Draperstown
Fat cows were the standout trade at the weekly cattle in Draperstown Mart, Co Derry.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep mart comment: trade remains firm though spring lamb numbers low
Similar last week, while overall trade is strong, there is a low number of spring lambs coming through marts.
10 April 2024 Markets
In pictures: Aghavilly Holsteins hit 3,100gns at dispersal sale
An on-farm dispersal sale of Aghavilly Holsteins saw prices topping 3,100 guineas.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
In pictures: Red hot sheep trade in Kilrea Mart
The weekly sheep sale in Kilrea Mart saw buyers eager for numbers and paying strong prices in return.
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland