Beef Exports

Irish beef exports to Sweden rise by 184% this year

Irish beef exports to Sweden rise by 184% this year

Exports of Irish beef to Sweden have soared by 184% – or €43 million – in the first six months...

September 21, 2021

Growing Chinese beef imports a ‘lost opportunity’ for Ireland

Growing Chinese beef imports a ‘lost opportunity’ for Ireland

The suspension of beef exports from Brazil to China presents both significant opportunities and threats to Irish beef – with...

September 9, 2021

Suspected case of BSE being investigated in Brazil

Suspected case of BSE being investigated in Brazil

The ministry for agriculture in Brazil is reportedly investigating a suspected case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the country,...

September 3, 2021

UK-Australia trade deal ‘very concerning for Irish farmers’

UK-Australia trade deal ‘very concerning for Irish farmers’

The proposed trade deal between the UK and Australia “sets a perilous precedent and is very concerning for Irish beef...

June 15, 2021

Irish beef access discussed with Chinese foreign minister

Irish beef access discussed with Chinese foreign minister

A “substantial and productive discussion” – which included the topic of Irish beef exports to China – was held between...

June 1, 2021

Lidl plans 42% increase in Irish beef exports for 2021

Lidl plans 42% increase in Irish beef exports for 2021

Following “strong export sales” of Irish beef through its global network in 2020, Lidl Ireland is planning for a 42%...

June 1, 2021

China: Calls for ‘renewed effort’ to reopen Irish beef exports

China: Calls for ‘renewed effort’ to reopen Irish beef exports

Next week marks a year since Irish beef exports to China were suspended and there are calls now for a...

May 19, 2021

Virtual trade mission: ‘Ongoing dialogue’ on access of Irish beef exports to China

Virtual trade mission: ‘Ongoing dialogue’ on access of Irish beef exports to China

An “intensive series of virtual trade engagements” has been held between an Irish delegation and existing and potential customers in...

March 29, 2021

Irish beef exports to the UK suffer a setback for the first month of 2021

Irish beef exports to the UK suffer a setback for the first month of 2021

A recent report by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revealed that the import of beef consignments from Ireland...

March 28, 2021

Improved market access to Japan for Irish beef confirmed

Improved market access to Japan for Irish beef confirmed

The Minister of State with responsibility for new market development Martin Heydon has today (Friday, March 12) announced that agreement...

March 12, 2021

Taoiseach’s letter ‘positive’ but ‘not guaranteed’ to allow Irish beef regain access to China

Taoiseach’s letter ‘positive’ but ‘not guaranteed’ to allow Irish beef regain access to China

Additional reporting by Charles O’Donnell  While a letter written by Taoiseach Micheál Martin to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is a “positive”...

January 23, 2021

Throughput of beef cattle processed forecasted to decline in 2021

Throughput of beef cattle processed forecasted to decline in 2021

According to the Bord Bia, the number of beef cattle processed in Ireland is set to decline this year –...

January 20, 2021

How many non-EU countries specify the 30-month requirement?

How many non-EU countries specify the 30-month requirement?

The 30-month rule is touted by the beef processing sector has a major requirement for exporting beef produce…although farmers and...

January 16, 2021

‘Irish beef sector is facing a second cliff edge due to Brexit’

‘Irish beef sector is facing a second cliff edge due to Brexit’

The threat of Brexit eased somewhat for beef farmers back on December 24 as a late trade deal was agreed....

January 15, 2021

‘Ireland cannot find another market for 270,000t of beef in near future’

‘Ireland cannot find another market for 270,000t of beef in near future’

The consequences of a no-deal Brexit will be catastrophic not just for farmers but for all of rural Ireland, the...

December 10, 2020

Lockdown and beef exports: ‘You’d hope there’ll be a different dynamic this time’

Lockdown and beef exports: ‘You’d hope there’ll be a different dynamic this time’

It is clear that the first lockdown earlier in the year led to a major drop-off in Irish beef exports,...

November 11, 2020

Boosting beef: Major retail push underway to counteract fall in steak sales

Boosting beef: Major retail push underway to counteract fall in steak sales

Bord Bia is running a major marketing activation partnership with 11 European retailers to drive sales of Irish beef steak...

September 28, 2020

Bord Bia finalises grass-fed standard proposal…which will include young bull beef

Bord Bia finalises grass-fed standard proposal…which will include young bull beef

Bord Bia has revealed the finalised details of its proposal for a grass-fed standard for Irish beef – which will...

July 14, 2020