Beef Kill

Beef trade: Positive price trends continue for the first week of May

Beef trade: Positive price trends continue for the first week of May

In the beef trade this week, the reduced kill-days due to the bank holiday seems to be taking the pressure...

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120,000 fewer cattle available for slaughter in 2021 – Bord Bia

120,000 fewer cattle available for slaughter in 2021 – Bord Bia

It has been confirmed by Joe Burke from Bord Bia, that the cattle supply available for slaughter is expected to...

April 29, 2021

Beef kill: Year-on-year cattle throughput behind by 10.5%

Beef kill: Year-on-year cattle throughput behind by 10.5%

The beef kill in 2021 is finding it hard to reach the cumulative figure achieved during the same period in...

April 24, 2021

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

In the beef trade this week, we are seeing prices move more sharply to a base for heifers of €4.00/kg,...

April 13, 2021

Beef trade: Pressure mounting for further rise in quotes

Beef trade: Pressure mounting for further rise in quotes

With some plants still finding it challenging to get their hands on full supplies, the pressure will begin to mount...

March 30, 2021

Beef trade: Factories remain coy on levels of demand

Beef trade: Factories remain coy on levels of demand

It’s a case of business as usual for prices quoted for bullocks and heifers this week, with some factories remaining...

February 23, 2021

Beef Kill: Numbers processed close to 6,000 head behind same week in 2020

Beef Kill: Numbers processed close to 6,000 head behind same week in 2020

With farmers wondering how supplies in factories are holding up, the number of cattle processed for the week ending February...

February 13, 2021

How many cattle were processed in 2020?

How many cattle were processed in 2020?

As 2020 drew to a close last week, it is time to review the numbers of cattle that passed through...

January 9, 2021

Beef kill: 2020 figures continue to race ahead of last year

Beef kill: 2020 figures continue to race ahead of last year

Last week a total of 37,143 head of cattle were processed. This figure has suffered a decline of 520 head...

October 31, 2020

Beef trade: Trade steady, as throughput increases by over 1,700 head

Beef trade: Trade steady, as throughput increases by over 1,700 head

The beef trade remains steady at the moment. Base quotes for steers continue at 360c/kg, while base prices for heifers...

October 9, 2020

Beef kill: Slight increase in throughput; however, still behind from this time last year

Beef kill: Slight increase in throughput; however, still behind from this time last year

The number of cattle slaughtered in Irish beef plants increased marginally – by 225 head – last week and amounted...

October 4, 2020

Beef kill falls over 1,200 head as steers see the biggest drop

Beef kill falls over 1,200 head as steers see the biggest drop

The number of cattle slaughtered in Irish beef plants fell over 1,200 head last week and amounted to 33,528 head....

September 26, 2020

Beef kill hits 35,000 head

Beef kill hits 35,000 head

Some 35,000 cattle were slaughtered last week in Irish beef exporting plants – an increase of 656 head when compared...

September 3, 2020

Reduced heifer kill biggest contributor to lower weekly slaughter numbers

Reduced heifer kill biggest contributor to lower weekly slaughter numbers

The number of cattle slaughtered in Irish beef plants fell last week; the total figure amounted to 34,378 head including...

August 28, 2020

National beef kill rises

National beef kill rises

Last week, some 34,731 cattle were slaughtered in Irish beef processing plants – representing a rise of 2,893 head on...

August 23, 2020

Beef trade: Strong factory demand continues

Beef trade: Strong factory demand continues

Factory agents continue to actively source prime cattle, with general quotes hovering around the 370-375c/kg mark for steers and 375-380c/kg...

July 21, 2020

Beef kill falls and prices rise

Beef kill falls and prices rise

Last week, some 35,731 cattle were slaughtered in Irish beef processing plants – representing a decrease of 1,366 head on...

July 19, 2020

Beef kill breaks 36,000 head

Beef kill breaks 36,000 head

Last week, some 36,182 cattle were slaughtered in Irish beef processing plants – representing an increase of 3,900 head on...

June 20, 2020