Beef Markets

Market conditions ‘remain favourable’ for beef price

Market conditions ‘remain favourable’ for beef price

Farmers “should ignore the negative propaganda from factories and their agents” when it comes to beef price, the Irish Farmers’...

August 17, 2021

Beef farmers urged to bargain hard in ‘favourable market conditions’

Beef farmers urged to bargain hard in ‘favourable market conditions’

Market conditions for beef should be favourable for the remainder of the year as markets and buying patterns return to...

August 3, 2021

‘Tight supplies and strong demand’ drive cattle prices

‘Tight supplies and strong demand’ drive cattle prices

Tight supplies and strong market demand “have pushed cattle prices on” in the past few days, according to the Irish...

June 13, 2021

Rabobank: The factors driving ‘record prices’ in global beef market

Rabobank: The factors driving ‘record prices’ in global beef market

Many key beef production and consumption areas around the globe are “currently experiencing high or record prices for beef or...

June 3, 2021

‘Tighter cattle supplies projected’ with demand strong

‘Tighter cattle supplies projected’ with demand strong

Updated projection figures for cattle point to tighter supplies – down 120,000 head – for this year compared to last...

April 26, 2021

Beef prices strengthen with €4.00/kg base ‘freely available’

Beef prices strengthen with €4.00/kg base ‘freely available’

Beef prices strengthened a further 5c/kg at the end of last week, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) said. A base...

April 12, 2021

Beef prices ‘continue to edge upwards – but not closing gap’

Beef prices ‘continue to edge upwards – but not closing gap’

Beef prices are continuing to “edge upwards”, but are not closing the gap with the Prime Export Benchmark price, according...

April 8, 2021

‘No excuses’ for factories ‘failing to return value of market’ in beef prices

‘No excuses’ for factories ‘failing to return value of market’ in beef prices

There are “no excuses left” for factories “failing to return the value of the market in beef prices”, the Irish...

March 29, 2021

Government urged to prioritise putting Irish beef ‘back on the menu’ in China

Government urged to prioritise putting Irish beef ‘back on the menu’ in China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and the government have been called on to “now redouble their...

March 24, 2021

‘Unacceptable’ 12c/kg gap between Irish and export benchmark prices

‘Unacceptable’ 12c/kg gap between Irish and export benchmark prices

The announcement by the UK government of a revised timetable for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) checks and controls “removes uncertainty...

March 15, 2021

Farmers ‘should not accept lower quotes offered’ amid ‘tight’ cattle numbers

Farmers ‘should not accept lower quotes offered’ amid ‘tight’ cattle numbers

Factory agents are “having to work hard to secure supplies” – and farmers “should not accept lower quotes offered”, the...

March 8, 2021

Beef market conditions ‘favourable’ with strong demand for finished cattle

Beef market conditions ‘favourable’ with strong demand for finished cattle

Market conditions for beef “remain strong” – with UK supermarket sales figures showing “continued growth for beef sales”, one farming...

February 18, 2021

Beef price increases ‘just about keeping pace’ with UK boosts

Beef price increases ‘just about keeping pace’ with UK boosts

Christmas demand continues to push beef prices, with increases “just about keeping pace” with price lifts in the UK, according...

November 23, 2020

In-spec cattle numbers to ‘tighten considerably’ in coming weeks

In-spec cattle numbers to ‘tighten considerably’ in coming weeks

Meat factories have been criticised by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) for the level of price cuts on cow prices...

November 2, 2020

Calleary interview: ‘I’m reluctant to intervene in beef market [prices]…but it has to be transparent’

Calleary interview: ‘I’m reluctant to intervene in beef market [prices]…but it has to be transparent’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Dara Calleary is “reluctant to intervene” in the beef market – but has...

July 22, 2020

Farmers urged to demand more on beef ‘as the market can pay more’

Farmers urged to demand more on beef ‘as the market can pay more’

Farmers who are selling finished cattle “should demand higher beef prices as all the market factors show the factories can...

June 25, 2020

‘Work on all actions continues’: Beef Taskforce chairman provides update

‘Work on all actions continues’: Beef Taskforce chairman provides update

The chairman of the Beef Market Taskforce, Michael Dowling, has written to taskforce members to provide an update as to...

May 14, 2020

‘We’ve a real imbalance in the carcass’: Beef bearing brunt of Covid-19 blow

‘We’ve a real imbalance in the carcass’: Beef bearing brunt of Covid-19 blow

There is a “real imbalance in the carcass” at present in terms of supply and demand of beef in the...

April 23, 2020