Ireland retains its place on EU cattle price table

Ireland continues to hold its third place spot on the EU cattle price league table, the latest Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) figures show.

The LMC figures show that the average R3 heifer price in the Republic for the week ending April 5, 2015, was 418.9c/kg, this is up 5.2c/kg from the week ending March 8 2015 when the price was 413.7c/kg.

This latest price puts Ireland 19.4c/kg above the EU average of 399.5c/kg.

Northern Ireland continues to retain it,s second place spot on the EU cattle price league table with the average R3 heifer price for the week ending April 5 was the equivalent of 471.3c/kg.

The Northern Ireland cattle price is down 19.0c/kg from the week ending March 8 when the price was 490.3c/kg however the price still remains 71.8c/kg above the EU average for the week ending April 5.

The average R3 heifer price in the North is 52.4c/kg higher than the Republic, the LMC figures show.

The LMC’s latest figures show UK has retained it’s top spot place on the EU league table with the average R3 heifer price for the week ending April 5 the equivalent of 479.8c/kg, this is down 20.5c/kg from the week ending March 8.

This decrease has resulted in the UK/EU price differential narrowing from 97.4c/kg in the week ending March 8 to 80.3c/kg in the week ending April 5.

The average EU R3 heifer price for the week ending April 5 was 399.5c/kg, this was down 3.4c/kg from 402.9c/kg for the week ending March 5.

LMC league table

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