Beef Price

‘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

Answers wanted for why beef prices ‘fell €8.5 million in a single month’

Answers wanted for why beef prices ‘fell €8.5 million in a single month’

There is a “huge degree of resentment” around the “mysterious slide” in beef prices that occurred through February, according to...

March 19, 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

Meeting to be held for beef farmers next week to discuss ‘unjustified’ prices

Meeting to be held for beef farmers next week to discuss ‘unjustified’ prices

An online meeting is set to be held for beef farmers on the topic of “unjustified price divergence”, according to...

March 1, 2021

Beef farmers called on to ‘hold back cattle’ at current prices

Beef farmers called on to ‘hold back cattle’ at current prices

Farmers have been called on by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) to “hold back cattle from factories...

March 1, 2021

‘We have been left high and dry’: Farmers call for taskforce to convene

‘We have been left high and dry’: Farmers call for taskforce to convene

A meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce has been called for as soon as possible by the Irish Cattle and...

February 23, 2021

Tractor protest group calls out ‘lack of taskforce progress’ after ‘beef price collapse’

Tractor protest group calls out ‘lack of taskforce progress’ after ‘beef price collapse’

A lack of progress from the Beef Market Taskforce has been strongly criticised by one farm group – which highlighted...

February 22, 2021

‘Staggering’ €200 gap between R3 steer prices north and south

‘Staggering’ €200 gap between R3 steer prices north and south

A “staggering” €200 gap has opened up between southern R3 steers and their Northern Irish equivalents, according to the Irish...

February 19, 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 trade: Fight against price drop continues

Beef trade: Fight against price drop continues

Farmers are continuing to battle the storm this week, as beef prices continue to take a hit in some plants....

February 16, 2021

Prices remain steady in Northern Ireland this week

Prices remain steady in Northern Ireland this week

Beef price has remained stable this week in Northern Ireland according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). Taking a...

January 31, 2021

Beef prices strengthen: ‘Prices must push on and reflect market conditions’

Beef prices strengthen: ‘Prices must push on and reflect market conditions’

Beef prices have strengthened this week with tight supplies and strong demand once again being driven by supermarket sales, according...

January 14, 2021

Farmers urged to ‘insist on €4.00/kg minimum’ for beef

Farmers urged to ‘insist on €4.00/kg minimum’ for beef

Farmers “should stand firm and insist on a minimum of at least €4.00/kg in light of soaring retail demand for...

January 8, 2021