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Beef
Dawn Meats to expand Waterford plant and up supplies to Aldi by 35%
Noel Bardon
The meat processor is to invest €5m to fill €125m deal with Aldi.
5 June 2024 News
Farmers paid €150m in beef bonuses – MII
MII claims that an average of €30m each year has been paid out in sustainability bonuses over recent years.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: BISS, oilseed rape, crop emergence, beef drops.
The rapid increase in grain prices internationally over the last week or so, has lifted the expectations for this year's harvest, but there is a long way to go yet.
Rises in beef price must continue – IFA
The IFA is urging farmers to "sell hard" as factories try to fill orders to meet demand and say that the price rises of 10c/kg that were seen last week must continue.
22 March 2024 News
British beef prices set to remain high this year
Nick Allen of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) said a shortage of store and finished cattle in the UK meant that a drop in beef prices was very unlikely.
13 March 2024 News
DAERA defends beef headage payment
Norman Fulton from DAERA acknowledged that the gap in beef price between Northern Ireland and Britain has widened in recent weeks.
6 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Buoyant beef markets must be reflected in price – IFA
Factories are very anxious for cattle, are freely paying 10c/kg above quoted prices and looking for cattle for next-day processing, the IFA has said.
5 March 2024 News
Winter finishers losing €200/head on stores
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including winter finishers margins
28 February 2024 Markets
Review into labour retention in meat sector
Meat factories receive the largest number of the permits issued within the agricultural sector.
28 February 2024 News
Beef exporters now focused on recommencing trade with China - MII
The ibec group for meat processors sees trade opportunities for beef in the Chinese market.
18 January 2024 News
Irish Hereford Prime announces farmer of the year 2023 award
The Irish Hereford Prime farmer of the year for 2023 is Maurice Hallahan from Grange, near Ardmore in Co Waterford, reports Shanon Kinahan.
17 January 2024 Pedigree
Factory directors should be liable for €1.5m in farmer payments, court hears
The High Court has been asked make two current and one former director of a Donegal meat processor personally liable for the company’s debts, Aodhan O'Faolain reports.
17 January 2024 News