NI Trends: steady trade for in-spec cattle; lamb prices edging upwards
Kieran Mailey
There is a steady outlook to the beef trade in Northern Ireland, although prices are improving for lambs.
6 September 2023 Markets
NI Trends: factory prices lagging behind live cattle trade; solid lamb trade
There is little change to factory prices on prime cattle in Northern Ireland, leaving the beef trade trailing the live ring. Prices for fat lambs are holding firm.
23 August 2023 Markets
Beef Trends: stand-off on factory prices
Factories might try to pay less next week, but there is no guarantee that they will succeed.
Beef price update: trade holding steady
Factory prices for cattle are holding at the start of the week, with the beef market finely balanced.
21 August 2023 Markets
NI Trends: factories stop the rot on beef price
The beef trade in NI has finally steadied after successive weeks of price reductions.
16 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Beef Trends: brakes put on falling quotes
Brakes put on falling quotes, as factory kill drops back by 552 cattle last week, but market is finely balanced.
16 August 2023 Markets
Northern Trends: factories maintain downward pressure on beef; lamb steady
Quotes from factories for U-3 grades have slipped again in Northern Ireland.
9 August 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: prime cattle quotes slip below 450p/kg base; lamb trade steadies
Base quotes on prime cattle have eased below 448p/kg, but deals remain well above this level. Tighter supplies have seen lamb prices holding steady.
2 August 2023 Markets
NI Trends: prime cattle prices hit with 6p/kg cut; lamb quotes drop 30p/kg
Prime cattle prices in Northern Ireland have been hit with a 6p/kg cut this week, with lamb quotes slashed by 30p/kg.
26 July 2023 Markets
NI Trends: factory quotes down but prime cattle steady; lamb prices easing
There is a steadier outlook to cattle prices this week, although factories have reduced quotes. Fat lambs have also seen quotes easing.
19 July 2023 Markets
Beef moves into loss-making territory
The fall in beef prices at abattoirs in NI is putting even the most efficient of finishing units in a loss making position
12 July 2023 Northern Ireland
Beef Trends: factories apply further cuts to beef trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
12 July 2023 Markets