Weather results in very small entry at Balla
A smaller entry resulted in a firm trade for better-quality cattle at Balla Mart on Saturday, but lighter stores, plainer cattle and feeding cows were an easier trade.
In-spec stock in demand at Bandon
There was a strong trade for forward stores and factory cows at this week's sale in Bandon Mart, writes Tommy Moyles.
Beef trends update: factories move to curtail top prices
Agents have reduced quoted prices at the start of the week to a base of €3.90/kg for steers and €4.00/kg for heifers.
Global beef insight: delving into UK beef imports and exports for 2018
The UK has an import requirement of over 400,000t of beef with Ireland being the number-one supplier with beef exports of some 283,000t in 2017