UK Beef

Beef trade: Strong demand not reflecting prime cattle prices

Beef trade: Strong demand not reflecting prime cattle prices

While factory agents continue to actively source prime cattle, there is little change in prices offered at the factory gates...

February 25, 2020

Beef trade: Factory prices slow to increase, but what about NI and UK trade?

Beef trade: Factory prices slow to increase, but what about NI and UK trade?

Across the country, most beef processing plants are quoting 365c/kg for both steers and heifers; although, there have been farmers...

February 19, 2020

Irish beef exports to the UK fall 7.5% during the first two months of 2016 – LMC

Irish beef exports to the UK fall 7.5% during the first two months of 2016 – LMC

Irish beef exports to the UK fell by 7.5% during the first two months of 2016, recent figures from the...

April 26, 2016

Irish farmers paid more for R3 heifers than farmers in the UK

Irish farmers paid more for R3 heifers than farmers in the UK

Irish farmers are now being paid more for R3 heifers than farmers in the UK, recent figures from the European...

April 22, 2016

‘Irish beef exports to the UK tend to be for standard ranges’

‘Irish beef exports to the UK tend to be for standard ranges’

The beef demanded from Irish processors by retail customers in the UK tends to be for their standard ranges and...

October 23, 2015

‘Irish beef carcasses will have to meet UK supermarket specification’

‘Irish beef carcasses will have to meet UK supermarket specification’

Tighter supermarket specifications are having a big impact on the beef industry in the UK as these specifications are forcing...

October 22, 2015

UK beef exports fall by 11% – LMC

UK beef exports fall by 11% – LMC

UK beef exports have fallen by 11% in 2015, reports the LMC (Livestock and Meat Commission of Northern Ireland). There...

August 10, 2015

‘Heat has left the UK cattle trade, as healthy supplies fill chill rooms’

‘Heat has left the UK cattle trade, as healthy supplies fill chill rooms’

The heat has left the UK cattle trade on the back of healthy supplies reports the AHDB, the organisation for...

July 31, 2015

Aldi’s and Lidl’s fresh meat sales growth outstrips UK’s top supermarkets

Aldi’s and Lidl’s fresh meat sales growth outstrips UK’s top supermarkets

Fresh meat sales in Aldi and Lidl in the UK are growing faster that the top four supermarkets there, according...

July 18, 2015

Irish exports of beef to UK back 350t in May

Irish exports of beef to UK back 350t in May

Irish exports of beef and veal to the UK in May 2015 were back 350t on the previous May (2014) after...

July 15, 2015

UK beef sales fall over three-month period, lamb down 1% – LMC

UK beef sales fall over three-month period, lamb down 1% – LMC

Retail beef sales in the UK for the 12 weeks ending May 24, 2015 were down 1.4% compared to the...

June 27, 2015

UK prime cattle slaughterings down 8% from 2014

UK prime cattle slaughterings down 8% from 2014

UK prime cattle slaughterings in May 2015 were down 8% from last year to 143,800 head, a fall of 12,100...

June 18, 2015

UK prime cattle supplies expected to be tighter over next six months

UK prime cattle supplies expected to be tighter over next six months

Prime cattle supplies in the UK are expected to be tighter over next six months according to Quality Meat Scotland...

June 8, 2015

Thoughts turn to improving beef market stability as prime cattle prices in UK crash

Thoughts turn to improving beef market stability as prime cattle prices in UK crash

British finishers are wincing at the most recent evidence that the UK’s prime beef cattle market is unacceptably volatile. And,...

April 27, 2015