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Beef prices: factories move to apply pressure to trade
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for beef cattle.
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.
17 January 2024 Markets
NI Trends: solid beef trade, with prices unchanged; sheep trade steady
There is little change to factory prices for prime cattle in Northern Ireland.
NI Trends: prime cattle prices push on to 480p/kg; hogget quotes up 5p/kg
There is strong processing demand within the beef trade, pushing prices upwards week on week. Hoggets have also seen a rise in base quotes.
10 January 2024 Markets
NI steer prices up 42p/kg in 2023
The average price paid on U3 steers in Northern Ireland during 2023 was up 42p/kg year-on-year.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Beef Trends: positive start to 2024 trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory finished stock.
3 January 2024 Markets
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
Caught again in a spiral of TB testing
After repeated clear TB tests, it is very frustrating when an animal has suspect lesions at slaughter, writes John Egerton
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Beef Trends: young bulls hit €5.00/kg
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory-finished stock.
6 December 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
NI Trends: steady trade for in-spec cattle; lamb prices edging upwards
There is a steady outlook to the beef trade in Northern Ireland, although prices are improving for lambs.
15 November 2023 Markets