Northern Ireland
Slight cooling in NI mart trade for cattle
Kieran Mailey
Prices paid for heavy flesh stores sold through the live trade in Northern Ireland have eased from record levels this spring, but generally remain positive.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Steady beef trade but pressure on bulls
There are signs of price pressure on young bulls as numbers coming on the market increase to meet the 16-month age limit.
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; price boost for lambs
There is no movement in finished cattle prices at NI factories this week, but lambs and hoggets have seen some upward momentum.
3 May 2023 Markets
Watch: prices remain firm in Newport
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly cattle sale in Newport Mart, where the trade topped at €2,420 for a cow and calf pair.
27 April 2023 Markets
Strike disrupts cattle and sheep kill
The strike action taken by public sector workers in NI saw some abattoirs closing on Wednesday.
26 April 2023 Northern Ireland
Live cattle trade up £375/head year on year
Mart prices for finished cattle in NI are running significantly higher in 2023 when compared to the previous year.
12 April 2023 Northern Ireland
Cattle forecasts show 12,000 fewer beef animals
Industry forecasts in NI shows a large decline in the number of beef cattle on farm at the outset of April.
5 April 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: positive price trends continue for cattle; hogget trade driving on
There are plenty of positives to be found within the NI factory trade for finished cattle and sheep this week.
29 March 2023 Markets
Making a call on cattle to finish out of the shed
With an extremely strong live ring, farmers should be looking through forward stores in the shed and deciding on what to finish, graze or offload.
28 March 2023 Management
Finished cattle prices continue to push on
Tight numbers mean cattle prices in NI are up again with base quotes for U-3 grades now at 470p/kg
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: factory quotes rising on prime cattle and cows; hoggets up 10p/kg
Factory quotes for prime cattle and cull cows continue to rise in Northern Ireland. Hoggets have also seen an uplift in price.
15 March 2023 Markets