Calf trade: prices ease as numbers continue to edge upwards
Tommy Moyles
As calf numbers continue to increase at marts, there has been an easing in price across all breeds. Friesians are back a little, while the slip in prices for beef-cross calves is more noticeable.
21 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: supply increase sees slight ease in calf trade
There was a big lift in numbers at marts this week, as calving progresses on farms across the country. This increase saw prices ease slightly for a number of breeds.
21 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmer buyers front up in Cahir
Farmer buyers drove the calf trade in Cahir Mart on Friday night last, as exporters took a bit of a backseat. Beef-cross calves were especially in demand and farmers were anxious to snap them up.
MartBids Database: mart numbers increasing to meet demand
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
21 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: light weanlings in big demand in Drumshanbo
Adam Woods reports from last Friday night’s weekly sale of cattle in Drumshanbo Mart, Co Leitrim.
21 February 2024 Markets
In pictures: calf numbers rise in Bandon
Calf numbers continue to grow at the west Cork venue as calving season is well under way on many farms. The rise in numbers affected prices a little for beef-cross calves.
19 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: supply and demand drives differential between Hereford and Angus
Calf numbers are on the rise across the country this week, with a steep rise in Friesian calf numbers. A larger supply of Angus calves also seems to be giving a lift to Hereford calf prices.
14 February 2024 Markets
Gorrycam Turbo sells for 32,000gns at Carlisle
NI bred Limousin bulls had a successful outing at the annual spring sale for the British Limousin Society in Carlisle.
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Calf prices: traditional beef breed-cross calf trading ahead of 2023 figures
Heavy beef-cross calves consistently sell well at early sales and ICBF data from marts across the country shows prices for them to be ahead of where they were in 2023.
7 February 2024 Markets
In pictures: top prices in Stirling this week
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back on some of the top prices from the first week of pedigree bull sales in Stirling, which took place on 4 February and 5 February.
6 February 2024 Pedigree
Quotes steady as supply meets demand
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including this week’s factory quotes for finished animals.
5 February 2024 Markets
Hillockpoll 1 Ivy flowers into Miss Europe
Mark Hyland and Jack Larkin travelled to Texas this week to Fort Worth stock show and rodeo where Hillockpoll 1 Ivy was crowned Miss Europe, reports Shanon Kinahan.
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