Beef Exports

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

Decision for resumption of beef exports ‘a matter for Chinese authorities’

Decision for resumption of beef exports ‘a matter for Chinese authorities’

The decision to resume Irish beef exports to China is a “matter for Chinese authorities”, according to Minister for Agriculture,...

June 19, 2020

Factory ‘excuses’ for pulling lamb prices ‘just don’t wash’

Factory ‘excuses’ for pulling lamb prices ‘just don’t wash’

The impending bank holiday weekend has seen factories “pull prices again for no reason”, according to the Irish Cattle and...

May 28, 2020

How much beef goes to China…and what is the value?

How much beef goes to China…and what is the value?

Beef exports to China have been building in recent years, but still only account for a relatively small proportion of...

May 27, 2020

Chinese suspension: Beef stakeholders look to ‘earliest possible resumption’

Chinese suspension: Beef stakeholders look to ‘earliest possible resumption’

News that Irish beef exports to China have been suspended due to a case of atypical BSE earlier this month...

May 27, 2020

Irish beef exports to China suspended due to atypical BSE case

Irish beef exports to China suspended due to atypical BSE case

Irish beef exports to China have been temporarily suspended due to the recent discovery of atypical BSE in a cow...

May 27, 2020

Lidl agrees €14 million beef export deal with Liffey Meats

Lidl agrees €14 million beef export deal with Liffey Meats

Lidl Ireland and Liffey Meats have secured exports to the value of €14 million, an increase of 20% on 2019...

April 21, 2020

Ugandan beef ‘will have honoured place’ on post-Brexit UK tables – Johnson

Ugandan beef ‘will have honoured place’ on post-Brexit UK tables – Johnson

Ugandan beef cattle “will have an honoured place on the tables of post-Brexit”, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson....

January 28, 2020