Beef Kill

Beef kill: Farmers cull 25,500 extra cows to date this year

Beef kill: Farmers cull 25,500 extra cows to date this year

Analysis of the most recent beef kill figures shows that over 25,500 additional cows have been culled by both dairy...

May 20, 2022

Beef carcass weights, grades and fat-class averages for 2021

Beef carcass weights, grades and fat-class averages for 2021

The average beef carcass weights of steers, heifers, cows and young bulls all witnessed a decrease in 2021, according to...

May 19, 2022

Beef kill: Factory throughput 65,000 cattle ahead of 2021

Beef kill: Factory throughput 65,000 cattle ahead of 2021

The total number of cattle processed to date this year is running 65,280 cattle (excluding veal) ahead of last year,...

May 14, 2022

Surge in cull cows coming from dairy herds

Surge in cull cows coming from dairy herds

New data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has shown the surge in the factory cull-cow...

May 3, 2022

Factory cattle supply to rise due to farm cost pressures

Factory cattle supply to rise due to farm cost pressures

The rising cost pressures on beef farms is likely to cause farmers to offload extra cattle to the factory this...

March 28, 2022

Beef kill: Farmers culling more cows as factory prices rise

Beef kill: Farmers culling more cows as factory prices rise

While cattle prices have been increasing across the board over the past number of weeks, one of the most impressive...

March 26, 2022

Beef kill: First 10 weeks sees numbers up over 30,000 head

Beef kill: First 10 weeks sees numbers up over 30,000 head

The beef kill in the first 10 weeks of 2022 has seen cattle throughput increase by over 30,000 cattle (excluding...

March 19, 2022

Beef kill: Cattle supply up by over 25,000 head on last year

Beef kill: Cattle supply up by over 25,000 head on last year

The number of cattle processed at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved beef factories has increased by...

March 10, 2022

Beef kill: Supplies fall again for the second week in a row

Beef kill: Supplies fall again for the second week in a row

Supplies of finished beef cattle once again witnessed a decline last week, which follows a similar trend to the week...

March 3, 2022

Beef kill: Factory cattle supply beginning to fall

Beef kill: Factory cattle supply beginning to fall

After six weeks of cattle throughput rising at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved beef factories, it...

February 23, 2022

Beef kill: Cattle numbers increase for sixth week in a row

Beef kill: Cattle numbers increase for sixth week in a row

The number of beef cattle processed in the week commencing Monday, February 7, has increased for the sixth consecutive week....

February 19, 2022

20% of factory cattle sourced from Controlled Finishing Units in 2021

20% of factory cattle sourced from Controlled Finishing Units in 2021

Over 340,000 cattle that originated from Controlled Finishing Units (CFUs) were processed at EU-approved cattle slaughter plants in Ireland in...

February 10, 2022

Beef kill: High meal price hasn’t discouraged winter finishers

Beef kill: High meal price hasn’t discouraged winter finishers

It seems that high meal prices hasn’t discouraged winter beef finishers from finishing cattle this year, as the weekly factory...

February 9, 2022

Beef kill: Bullock and cow numbers up but fewer heifers

Beef kill: Bullock and cow numbers up but fewer heifers

The overall number of beef cattle processed at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved slaughter plants increased...

February 5, 2022

Beef kill: Weekly cattle throughput edges upwards

Beef kill: Weekly cattle throughput edges upwards

Beef cattle throughput figures for last week, the week commencing Monday, January 24, have seen a marginal increase when compared...

January 31, 2022

Beef kill: No surge in cattle supply expected soon

Beef kill: No surge in cattle supply expected soon

It seems January is getting off to a slow start with regards to beef cattle throughput at Department of Agriculture,...

January 19, 2022

Beef kill: Short week sees slow start to 2022 processing

Beef kill: Short week sees slow start to 2022 processing

Processing for 2022 got underway at most beef factories on Tuesday, January 4, with the Monday being taken as a...

January 12, 2022

Beef kill: 2021 throughput falls by over 90,000 cattle

Beef kill: 2021 throughput falls by over 90,000 cattle

The total number of beef cattle processed at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved factories in 2021...

January 8, 2022