Beef Price

Beef price: Factory quotes hold for short week’s kill

Beef price: Factory quotes hold for short week’s kill

Factory quotes for beef cattle this week seem to have held across the board for this week’s kill which will...

October 27, 2021

Factory quotes hold as Christmas beef kill beckons

Factory quotes hold as Christmas beef kill beckons

Factory prices are in a steady position for this week with cattle quotes generally holding at the same levels as...

October 19, 2021

Beef price: ‘Signs of further optimism on factory quotes’

Beef price: ‘Signs of further optimism on factory quotes’

There are signs of further optimism with regard to the beef price paid by Irish meat plants, according to Bord...

October 17, 2021

‘Beef price needs to be over €5kg next spring’ – ICSA

‘Beef price needs to be over €5kg next spring’ – ICSA

Processors and retailers have been called on to “face the reality that by early 2022, beef price is going to...

October 13, 2021

Factory quotes: Cow price rises as beef trade bolsters

Factory quotes: Cow price rises as beef trade bolsters

This week’s factory quotes reflect the continued firm trade being witnessed across all categories of beef cattle. Generally speaking, cattle...

October 4, 2021

Factories ‘determined to keep prices down’ – ICSA

Factories ‘determined to keep prices down’ – ICSA

Meat factories “are determined to keep base prices down at all costs” for beef, one farm organisation has claimed. The...

September 21, 2021

Factory quotes: No move in base price but ‘top ups’ available

Factory quotes: No move in base price but ‘top ups’ available

Factory beef processors are extremely reluctant to move base price forward and are – generally speaking – holding quotes at...

September 20, 2021

Beef cattle cross €3/kg liveweight at Carnew Mart

Beef cattle cross €3/kg liveweight at Carnew Mart

Beef cows were met with what was described by mart management as “a very strong trade” at Carnew Mart’s weekly...

September 16, 2021

Supply balance ‘very much in farmers’ favour’ for beef price

Supply balance ‘very much in farmers’ favour’ for beef price

The supply-demand balance for cattle is “very much in the farmers’ favour”, with beef prices being maintained – and in...

August 24, 2021

Return of beef taskforce urged ‘to explain manipulation of market place’

Return of beef taskforce urged ‘to explain manipulation of market place’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to “reconvene the Beef Market Taskforce next...

August 13, 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

Beef trade: The heat is on for this week’s factory quotes

Beef trade: The heat is on for this week’s factory quotes

With temperatures as high as 29° forecast for this week and a High Temperature Advisory warning in place, the beef...

July 19, 2021

What’s causing the unforeseen rise in Irish beef price?

What’s causing the unforeseen rise in Irish beef price?

In January of this year, the mere notion of an Irish beef price at €4/kg base would have been laughed...

July 9, 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

Taskforce: Third Grant Thornton report shown to members

Taskforce: Third Grant Thornton report shown to members

The ninth meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce took place took place yesterday (Thursday, April 22) and saw the third...

April 23, 2021

NI steers ‘fetching €250/head more’ than southern steers

NI steers ‘fetching €250/head more’ than southern steers

Northern Irish steers are making €250/head more than their “southern” equivalent, the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has claimed....

April 21, 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

Irish beef price ‘slipped to 13c/kg behind where it should be’

Irish beef price ‘slipped to 13c/kg behind where it should be’

Meat processors have been challenged by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) to “explain the inexplicable reason” why...

March 23, 2021