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Beef
Beef Management: eEarly grass, calving issues and mart prices
Adam Woods
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at turning cattle out to grass, keeping calves healthy and captilising on the good mart trade.
22 February 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: numbers on the rise in Newport
Shanon Kinahan was in Newport Mart on Thursday for its weekly cattle sale
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Fat cattle in demand at Ballymena Mart
Buyers were highly active on heavy fleshed stock during the weekly sale of fat cattle in Ballymena Mart.
Hogget trade bursts into life
Factory base quotes are running €1.20/kg to €1.40/kg above the corresponding period in 2023 while mart prices are running anywhere from €25 to €40 per head higher.
21 February 2024 News
Sheep price update: trade heats up as hoggets top €180/head
Marts held on Monday recorded a vibrant trade, while the factory trade has also increased, with base quotes up 10c/kg to 20c/kg.
19 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: beef in short supply as demand continues to rise
There were 440 animals on offer and the 99% clearance rate was a testament to the hunger among buyers both at the ringside and online, reports Shanon Kinahan.
24 January 2024 Markets
In pictures: solid sheep trade at Swatragh Mart
The weekly sale of fat sheep in Swatragh Mart saw prices holding steady, with strong demand for heavy-fleshed lots.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep price update: mart sales continue to grab the headlines
Kilkenny Mart auctioneer George Candler reports that the mart attendance on Monday included a lot of disappointed buyers unable to fill their orders due to ‘smaller numbers and an electric trade’.
22 January 2024 Markets
Bullock trade keeps strong at Carnaross
Well-fleshed, short-keep cattle saw particular interest from feedlot buyers around the ring on Monday.
18 January 2024 Markets
Steady trade for prime beef and hoggets
Factory prices on prime cattle and sheep are holding steady at processing plants across NI.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland
MartBids Database: factories drive the mart trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including news of what’s happening in the country’s marts.
17 January 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmers keen for high quality calves in Carnaross
Demand for reared calves was high in Carnaross, with the spring calf trade seeing interest centre on continental lots.
17 January 2024 Markets