Beef Factory Trade

Beef trade: Brexit deal provides some reassurance

Beef trade: Brexit deal provides some reassurance

The news of a Brexit trade deal agreement has led to some reassurance and support for the Irish beef sector...

December 30, 2020

Farm group to stage protest at ABP Clones amid ‘crashing beef prices’

Farm group to stage protest at ABP Clones amid ‘crashing beef prices’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is to mount a protest at ABP Clones, as it believes processors continue...

October 4, 2018

Lamb trade steadies as kill jumps by 12,665 head

Lamb trade steadies as kill jumps by 12,665 head

Over the last number of weeks, the number of sheep slaughtered in Department of Agriculture approved plants has tightened considerably....

November 21, 2017

Steer and heifer prices take another hit as factories ramp up pressure

Steer and heifer prices take another hit as factories ramp up pressure

Steer and heifer prices have fallen for the third consecutive week and 15c/kg has now been knocked off base prices...

June 27, 2017

Stronger cattle trade sees beef prices rise by 5-10c/kg

Stronger cattle trade sees beef prices rise by 5-10c/kg

A somewhat stronger cattle trade has seen the beef price offered to farmers, for both steers and heifers, rise by...

January 10, 2017

Beef prices remain steady as strong supplies continue

Beef prices remain steady as strong supplies continue

Beef prices have remained steady this week, with most processors reporting little or no change compared to last week’s prices. Most processors...

November 23, 2016

Beef kill drops in the face of continued lower prices

Beef kill drops in the face of continued lower prices

The latest figures show a drop of just over 5% in the number of cattle slaughtered for the week ending...

November 2, 2016

More bite to beef trade as processors try to secure stock

More bite to beef trade as processors try to secure stock

The beef trade has improved slightly as more processors are willing to pay an extra 5c/kg to secure both steers...

August 15, 2016

Further fall in Sterling not helping the beef trade but prices are holding steady

Further fall in Sterling not helping the beef trade but prices are holding steady

A further fall in the value of Sterling is adding further pressure to the Irish beef trade. Last week, Sterling...

August 8, 2016