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beef prices

Last week's kill rose by another 477 head on the back of higher cow, young bull and heifer throughput.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
The beef kill hit 38,248 last week, with increased numbers going to the factories, making it the highest weekly kill since 2010.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
The cumulative price cuts of recent weeks and higher costs due to earlier housing dates is reducing what are already low levels of confidence in winter finishing.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
Last week’s kill increased to 37,771 head, the highest since 2010.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
Costs spiral as long winter looms
A wet summer has continued into an early winter with livestock farmers fearing spiralling costs will erode income.
By Sarah Anderson on 10 October 2017
A push by farmers to get cattle booked in for slaughter faster in response to deteriorating ground conditions has led to the kill rising to a level not seen since November 2014.
By Darren Carty on 05 October 2017
The beef kill last week was the highest since 2014, records show.
By Darren Carty on 05 October 2017
The past week has seen another surge in the numbers passing through mart rings.The trade for good-quality continentals has been strong and prices steady; plainer cattle have been weaker.
By Nathan Tuffy on 05 October 2017
The trade for cull cows continues to hold fairly well, while there has been a little more slippage in plainer and thin lot. Demand for forward store and fleshed cows is firm.
By Nathan Tuffy on 05 October 2017
Steers are selling in general on a base of €3.75/kg to €3.80/kg with heifers 10c/kg higher.
By Darren Carty on 02 October 2017
Prices holding steady and strengthening in areas where pressure to come off grass is not an issue.
By Pat O'Toole on 28 September 2017
The trend presents a very real challenge to the industry and once again questions whether farmers benefit from producing beef all year round.
By Justin McCarthy on 28 September 2017
The high level of purchasing activity from agents and focus on maximising throughput remain standout features of the trade.
By Darren Carty on 25 September 2017
With export markets strong, the current high factory kill is not affecting prices.
By Paul Mooney on 21 September 2017
Factories are finding it a small bit harder to get stock, as farmers take advantage of the weather, but this hasn't affected prices a huge amount.
By Darren Carty on 18 September 2017
Big factory kill likely again this week but all of this beef is wanted by the plants for export markets.
By Paul Mooney on 14 September 2017
In the past few weeks, the amount of cows being scanned has increased substantially. Farmers in some areas are starting to offload cull cows as a result of poor weather and reducing grass supplies.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 September 2017
The beef trade is unchanged on last week, with factories anxious to maintain throughput.
By Darren Carty on 14 September 2017
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: beef prices remain steady
In the news today, 12 September: beef trade holds steady, Moy Park sold and IFA economist recommends producer-processor contracts.
By Peter McCann on 11 September 2017
Good week, bad week: winners and losers in farming this week
Find out who had a week to remember and who had a week to forget in agriculture.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 09 September 2017
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