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beef prices

Last week’s kill reverted back up over 31,000 head, but it left factory agents having to work much harder to source stock, offering higher quotes.
By Darren Carty on 24 May 2018
The mart trade has been a little more positive in recent days, mart managers have said that continued strong buyer activity has kept a firm floor under prices of all cattle.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 May 2018
Reports suggest that finished cattle are much more difficult to source this week.
By Kieran Mailey on 17 May 2018
Beef cattle prices are running up to €55/head above the same time last year but lesser quality weanling prices are back by up to €30/head.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 May 2018
With the pool of finished cattle in Northern Ireland shrinking, beef finishers are gaining the upper hand on price. Lamb prices are holding firm, with deals as hogget trade ends.
By Kieran Mailey on 17 May 2018
The strong growth in the US economy is boosting profits for Brazilian meat giant JBS.
By Lorcan Allen on 17 May 2018
The differential between 2018 and 2017 farmgate prices narrowed in recent weeks with steers and heifers currently running about 5c/kg above the same week in 2017.
By Darren Carty on 15 May 2018
Prices continue to slowly edge upwards, with regular sellers and those with numbers on hand in a stronger negotiating position.
By Darren Carty on 10 May 2018
There has been a firmer beef trade in Northern Ireland this week, as supplies of factory-fit cattle tighten. Hogget prices are steady, while the lamb trade is improving.
By Kieran Mailey on 10 May 2018
With suckler cows housed on many farms for nearly nine months, it is not hard to see why many producers are currently disillusioned.
By David Wright on 10 May 2018
Doing a few simple budgets will help to identify what you can afford to pay, writes Kieran Mailey.
By David Wright on 10 May 2018
Live exports have recorded another strong week, with continued firm demand from Spain and Netherlands underpinning exports of 8,071 calves.
By Darren Carty on 05 May 2018
Upward movement is slow, but is still a step in the right direction, with producers gaining more negotiating power.
By Darren Carty on 03 May 2018
Base quotes for cattle are unchanged, but more is available to regular suppliers.
By David Wright on 26 April 2018
Forward continental cattle have been met with some price increases, while plainer weanling prices have come under greater pressure.
By Nathan Tuffy on 26 April 2018
There is a reluctance from factory agents to increase prices, but s the trade continues to gain slow upward movement, with regular sellers in the best negotiating position.
By Darren Carty on 26 April 2018
Cull cows have been a lively trade right across the country, driven by strong beef prices.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 April 2018
Eoin Lowry asks director of Asia with Bord Bia James O’Donnell how important the Chinese market is for Irish beef.
By Eoin Lowry on 16 April 2018
A simple synchronisation programme is working wonders with this 170-cow spring-calving herd in Co Down.
By Kieran Mailey on 17 April 2018
"The Minister must support all sectors of farming to keep our townlands, shops, pubs, villages and communities alive." - Michael O’Donoghue, Araglen, Kilworth, Co Cork.
By Letters to the Editor on 12 April 2018
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