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NI Trends: cattle quotes ease but prices steady; hogget prices move up
Kieran Mailey
Factory quotes on prime cattle have eased, but deals are broadly unchanged. Hoggets continue to rise in value.
7 February 2024 Markets
NI Trends: factory prices holding firm for cattle; hogget trade improving
There is no change to factory prices on cattle at NI plants, but hoggets continue to see the trade improving.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
New NI beef scheme disrupts cattle supplies
The introduction of the headage payments for finishing cattle at younger ages under the Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme, is impacting the supply of animals coming on the market.
NI Trends: tight supplies put farmers on front foot; deals to be had on hoggets
With factory agents wanting cattle, farmers in NI are well placed to negotiate for higher prices. The hogget trade is also positive, with deals to be made.
31 January 2024 Markets
NI cull cow prices edging upwards
Improved processing demand for fat cattle is translating into higher factory prices in NI.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Flat deals of €5.50/kg on the table
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including a look to 2024 on what way the trade is headed.
27 December 2023 Markets
Gradual shift back to young bulls in NI
The proportion of young bulls in the NI slaughter mix has increased in recent years.
23 December 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef price boost with tight supplies; lamb trade unchanged
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is finishing 2023 on a positive, with prices continuing to rise. Lamb quotes are unchanged, with steady demand.
20 December 2023 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices rise as plants chase cattle; lamb trade holding firm
Finished cattle are highly sought after this week, boosting prices in return. Lambs are a steady trade, but deals on weight limits are available.
13 December 2023 Markets
Improved demand sees cattle quotes edge up
Factories in NI are keen for in-spec cattle this week and prices are edging upwards
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: improved demand sharpens beef trade; lamb prices rock solid
There is more life in the cattle trade across Northern Ireland this week, with lamb prices holding firm.
29 November 2023 Markets
NI Trends: Christmas kill maintains a steady beef trade; lamb prices push on
There is little change to factory prices within the NI beef trade, but lambs continue to see prices rise.
22 November 2023 Markets