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beef prices

Factories are trying hard to keep a lid on price, but cracks are appearing as demand rises.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
Factories are much more active in sourcing stock, but do not want to budge on price, while sellers realise they have greater bargaining power and are holding out for higher prices.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
Adam Woods gets some opinions on the proposed Mercosur deal from farmers across the country.
By Adam Woods on 15 February 2018
Firm cow beef prices underpin a solid cow trade at marts
By Nathan Tuffy on 08 February 2018
With the loss of a ferry to transport live animals from Ireland, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has been criticised for going on a trade mission instead of dealing with issues closer to home.
By Odile Evans on 02 February 2018
Organic beef farmers are concerned that their traditional 20% margin over conventional farmers is slipping.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 01 February 2018
Prices are steady for prime cattle in Northern Ireland this week, but there is more movement in cow prices. Hogget prices are also firm, with a strong live trade.
By Kieran Mailey on 25 January 2018
While downward pressure remains on price, the trade is in a steadier position than this time last week.
By Darren Carty on 22 January 2018
Strong beef prices and demand for manufacturing beef are placing a firm trade at mart rings for cull cows.
By Nathan Tuffy on 18 January 2018
The trend towards factories adopting more specialised procurement policies continues – a trend that has been evident in the market since the fallout of the horsemeat scandal in 2013.
By Justin McCarthy on 18 January 2018
There is less bite in the trade, with factories continuing to try to apply negative pressure on prices.
By Darren Carty on 15 January 2018
Cattle price pressure is 'opportunistic'
Factories are trying to apply even more pressure on prices, a move that is being criticised as opportunistic by the IFA.
By Darren Carty on 12 January 2018
Factories are inserting downward pressure on the trade and are trying to reduce base steer and heifer prices to €4.00/kg and €4.10/kg, respectively.
By Darren Carty on 11 January 2018
As expected, last week’s kill was down across all classes of cattle as abattoirs and farmers celebrated the holiday season.
By Barry Cassidy on 04 January 2018
Kieran Mailey outlines five potential areas to change in 2018 on beef farms to help increase profit.
By Kieran Mailey on 04 January 2018
The level of trading carried out in recent days is small, with factories still using specialist feeders to underpin throughput.
By Darren Carty on 01 January 2018
Factory quotes for cattle and sheep in NI have continued to hold, with various deals on offer above base.
By Kieran Mailey on 28 December 2017
Factory demand for cattle remains strong as the year 2017 draws to a close.
By Darren Carty on 28 December 2017
The beauty burger is probably one of the biggest factors in increasing the overall value of the carcase.
By Justin McCarthy on 28 December 2017
The EU-Mercosur trade discussions are on hold until the new year but the serious threat from a bad deal on beef and poultry has not gone away, IFA president Joe Healy has warned.
By Contributor on 28 December 2017
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