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Beef prices smashing records as live exports surge
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at some analysis comparing mart prices for factory-fit cattle versus factory returns.
11 May 2022 News
Cork Marts hit record livestock sales in 2021
But a 27% hike in payroll costs puts an additional €684,000 on the wages bill in 2021.
11 May 2022 Markets
Supply outweighs demand for late-season calves
After a price bounce in the last fortnight, prices have eased once again as demand wanes for later-born calves.
Factories worried about summer cattle
Numbers of finished cattle look especially tight over the summer period.
Calf prices: late-season price lift for Angus calves
Angus calves are up over €20/head this week on the back of strong export demand last week. Limited availability of livestock ferries this week will likely see this figure readjust in the coming days.
4 May 2022 News
MartBids Database: weanling trade up as prices jump again
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including news from the country’s marts.
4 May 2022 Markets
Marts bemused by ‘deleted moves’
The concept of "deleted moves" was first raised in an employment tribunal involving a former DAERA vet.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Export demand underpinning traditional calf prices
Calf prices are steady if not spectacular, with exporter demand for Angus calves in evidence as Friesian bull calf numbers decline.
27 April 2022 Markets
‘Horses of sheep are a little too beefy’
The Dealer spoke to a sheep farmer who lamented selling the best of his early ewe lambs for the Easter kill.
27 April 2022 News
Watch: ewes with lambs at foot top €258 in Dowra
Niamh Gunn was in Dowra Mart last Friday for its general sale of sheep.
26 April 2022 Markets
Slight bounce in trade for beef calves in Bandon
There was a slight lift in prices for Angus and Hereford calves this week in Bandon Mart as numbers continue to run ahead of 2021.
25 April 2022 Markets
Context required in Bronckaers v DAERA case
Dr Bronckaers was a whistleblower who raised various issues of concern related to NI marts.
21 April 2022 Northern Ireland