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Beef market in the balance as factories are working hard to cut prices, particularly for steers and heifers.
By Phelim O'Neill on 09 January 2018
Co Meath beef and sheep farmer Ronan Delany wonders why more isn't being made of our grass-based beef systems.
By Ronan Delany on 09 November 2017
The next two to three weeks is a vital period for factories to source enough beef for Christmas orders, with signs of supplies tightening in some areas.
By Darren Carty on 06 November 2017
Price increases for eurozone cattle have not been reflected in Ireland, with R3 young bulls worth 19c/k more than Irish R3 steers.
By Phelim O'Neill on 26 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 trade appears to have steadied, but at a low level, with supplies holding strong.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
The rapid growth of the Philippines market could be a huge benefit for lower value manufacturing beef.
By Phelim O'Neill on 21 September 2017
Imports into NI of cattle for slaughter are up significantly in recent months. Kieran Mailey reports.
By Kieran Mailey on 07 September 2017
Factories are on the hunt for cattle. However, there is yet no movement on price.
By Phelim O'Neill on 04 September 2017
IFA calls for 70% BPS advance, meeting with meat factories, Donegal flooding and visit us at the Ploughing.
By Contributor on 07 September 2017
Farmers and factories are on a collision course as cattle prices drop €100/head. Processors point to the decline in sterling.
By Paul Mooney on 31 August 2017
With lamb supplies continuing to increase prices have eased again, but only slightly. There is Increased factory demand due to the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival which takes place at the end of the month
By Nathan Tuffy on 31 August 2017
Despite beef price pressure and the impact of weather, mart prices are holding well, however plainer types are harder sold.
By Nathan Tuffy on 31 August 2017
Factories are attempting to reduce beef prices by 5c/kg more, bringing prices under the €3.80/kg mark.
By Darren Carty on 28 August 2017
Factories are persisting in reducing beef prices with attempts to lower the base quote by a further 5c/kg.
By Darren Carty on 21 August 2017
Most factories have pulled prices to €3.85 and are warning of another 5c/kg cut next week.
By Paul Mooney on 17 August 2017
In recent days, we have seen a slight lift in the price paid for lambs in marts. As a result, prices have strengthened slightly by €2 to €3/head as factories compete for numbers.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 August 2017
NI receives final approval to export pork to China
After receiving provisional approval in November 2015, Northern Ireland has received final approval to export pork to China.
By Peter McCann on 11 August 2017
UK approved for beef exports to the Philippines
The Filipino market is estimated to be worth £34m to the UK beef industry over the next five years.
By Peter McCann on 14 August 2017
Hoggets sold for an average price of £152 at the first breeding sheep sale of the season in Ballymena last Saturday.
By Peter McCann on 10 August 2017
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