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Beef
NI Trends: prime cattle and cow prices edging upwards; fat lambs hold firm
Kieran Mailey
Factory prices on prime cattle and cull cows are improving in Northern Ireland this week, although there is a much steadier outlook in the sheep trade.
30 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: live cattle ring underpins factory prices; lamb trade steadies
Finished cattle remain a positive trade in Northern Ireland, with added competition from the live ring. Prices are holding firm for fat lambs.
23 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: finished cattle prices edging upwards; price boost for lamb trade
Factory prices on finished cattle are edging upwards in Northern Ireland and there is positive moves in the sheep trade.
MartBids Database: feedlot buyers return ringside
Tightening numbers being offered for sale, as well as the return of feedlot and Northern buyers ringside, is playing into the seller’s hand at the moment. Declan Marren reports.
23 November 2022 Markets
NI beef price 40p//kg ahead of ROI
A price gap close to 40p/kg has opened in favour of prime cattle processed in NI over animals sold through plants in the Republic of Ireland.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef trade remains on positive footing; marts driving lamb price
The beef trade in Northern Ireland continues on a positive footing, with firm demand underpinning prices. Lamb prices are also benefitting from a strong live trade.
16 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices hold firm as kill hits record levels; lamb trade robust
Cattle throughput at NI abattoirs reached record levels last week, but prices are holding firm. The lamb trade is also seeing robust demand underpinning prices.
9 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: Christmas kill underpins beef trade; lamb price improves at marts
The beef trade in Northern Ireland remains rock solid, as processors focus on the Christmas trade. Lamb prices are rising in the live ring.
2 November 2022 Markets
Sharper demand for prime beef heifers
There is more life in the beef trade with higher prices on offer for in-spec heifers.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: factory demand for heifers lifts prices; fat lamb trade steadies
Factory prices for prime heifers in Northern Ireland are edging upwards as processing demand increases. After last week's price increases, fat lambs have steadied.
26 October 2022 Markets
NI Trends: prime cattle steady but more life in cow trade; lamb quotes rising
There is no real change to factory prices on prime cattle, but cull cows and fat lambs are an improving trade.
12 October 2022 Markets
Ni trends: Factories leave finished cattle prices unchanged, lamb trade steadies
There is no movement on beef prices in Northern Ireland this week, with a steady outlook in the sheep trade also.
5 October 2022 Markets