AHDB Beef and Lamb

UK Minister: Tariffs would protect British beef from Irish competition

UK Minister: Tariffs would protect British beef from Irish competition

Tariffs imposed under the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) would protect British farmers from European competition, according to...

July 3, 2017

‘Fall in EU milk price causing increase in the number of cows sent to slaughter’

‘Fall in EU milk price causing increase in the number of cows sent to slaughter’

Cow slaughterings in the EU for the first half of the year is up 8% compared to this time last...

September 2, 2016

Chinese beef and veal imports continue to grow this year

Chinese beef and veal imports continue to grow this year

Chinese beef and veal imports are up 60% on the corresponding period last year, reaching 295,000 tonnes, according to the AHDB...

July 26, 2016

French sheep meat market struggling with supply and demand levels

French sheep meat market struggling with supply and demand levels

French sheep meat production has increased so far this year but imports and consumption have both been down, according to a...

July 22, 2016

Northern lambs slaughtered in the Republic falls below 40%

Northern lambs slaughtered in the Republic falls below 40%

The numbers of lambs exported live from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland for direct slaughter have moved back...

October 26, 2015

Poor milk price drives UK cow slaughterings up 13.8% in July

Poor milk price drives UK cow slaughterings up 13.8% in July

The numbers of cull cows coming to slaughter in the UK in July of this year has increased by 13.8%...

September 11, 2015

Beef price falls €105/head since July – steers crash to 395c/kg

Beef price falls €105/head since July – steers crash to 395c/kg

The beef price has fallen for the fifth consecutive week, with a staggering 8% drop since July 22. This fall...

September 1, 2015

‘No Lamb Week’ has little effect on UK lamb prices

‘No Lamb Week’ has little effect on UK lamb prices

Following the uplift in prices seen last week (week ending August 8), AHDB said the lamb trade at UK auction...

August 16, 2015

EU ground beef market remains ‘positive’ despite drop in UK beef consumption

EU ground beef market remains ‘positive’ despite drop in UK beef consumption

The AHDB (the organisation for English beef and sheep) has highlighted that there has been some positives for the EU...

August 12, 2015

UK sheep meat imports from Ireland dropped 33% in June

UK sheep meat imports from Ireland dropped 33% in June

UK sheep meat imports for June dropped by 30% and those from Ireland dropped by 33%. The AHDB (the organisation...

August 12, 2015

Australian shipments drive up beef imports in Japan

Australian shipments drive up beef imports in Japan

Shipments from Australia have driven Japanese beef imports up in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, AHDB, the organisation for...

August 9, 2015

Beef quotes drop 10c/kg – Irish and UK difference now 98c/kg

Beef quotes drop 10c/kg – Irish and UK difference now 98c/kg

Beef price has fallen this week as more cattle come available for slaughter with base quotes for heifers and steers...

August 5, 2015

New Zealand lamb exports increase in June (down in H1)

New Zealand lamb exports increase in June (down in H1)

Kiwi lamb exports in June increased year-on-year for the first time in 2015, AHDB, the organisation for the English beef...

August 5, 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

Irish beef trade remains strong – Despite French protests

Irish beef trade remains strong – Despite French protests

The factory beef trade remains pretty much unchanged despite the difficulties facing exports to France while the differential between Irish...

July 29, 2015

‘There is potential for UK lamb on the US market’

‘There is potential for UK lamb on the US market’

In terms of volume, the US is the fourth biggest imported of sheepmeat in the world and Graeme Goodsir, US...

July 19, 2015

Lamb and beef price gap narrows – just 10c between the two

Lamb and beef price gap narrows – just 10c between the two

The price differential between lamb and beef has continued to narrow this week and Irish lamb and beef prices have...

July 3, 2015

Australian cattle prices hit record high levels of 5.00c/kg

Australian cattle prices hit record high levels of 5.00c/kg

Australian cattle prices have hit record high levels due to increasing demand in US and Asian markets, AHDB, the organisation...

July 2, 2015