Beef Prices

Strengthening beef market ‘should’ result in higher prices

Strengthening beef market ‘should’ result in higher prices

Favourable and strengthening market conditions should be coming through in higher beef prices, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)....

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Beef price: ‘Stand on’ is the line from factories this week

Beef price: ‘Stand on’ is the line from factories this week

Factory quotes for beef cattle this week seem to be in a firm position from the farmer’s perspective, with procurement...

October 11, 2021

Winter beef finishers will need €5/kg as input costs soar

Winter beef finishers will need €5/kg as input costs soar

Farmers in the business of purchasing cattle at this time of the year for winter finishing will have to contend...

October 10, 2021

Beef trade: Prices remain steady this week

Beef trade: Prices remain steady this week

Beef prices are starting the week off on a steady note, with processors not budging it seems, and remaining reluctant...

September 27, 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

‘Beef price increases available as supplies remain scarce’

‘Beef price increases available as supplies remain scarce’

Meat processors currently have “no option but to increase beef prices paid to farmers, given the scarcity of supplies”, according...

September 15, 2021

Beef trade: Prices begin to move with heifers out in front

Beef trade: Prices begin to move with heifers out in front

Factory beef quotes have slowly begun to move upwards this week with at least one processor moving quotes forward by...

September 13, 2021

ICMSA: New price reporting rules must tackle ‘margin mystery’

ICMSA: New price reporting rules must tackle ‘margin mystery’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has become the latest farm organisation to welcome the signing into Irish law...

September 7, 2021

ICSA welcomes greater price reporting obligations

ICSA welcomes greater price reporting obligations

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has welcomed increased price reporting obligations on processors and retailers under a...

September 6, 2021

Factory quotes over 55c/kg  ahead of same time last year

Factory quotes over 55c/kg ahead of same time last year

The cattle trade has seen a major recovery in prices across all categories of livestock and in factory quotes for...

September 6, 2021

Beef trade: Split strategies from factories to secure stock

Beef trade: Split strategies from factories to secure stock

Cattle quotes for this week have seen some factories ‘take a U-turn‘ on price-pulling strategies and move to raise beef...

August 23, 2021

IBLA: ‘Do farmers have to take to the roads again?’

IBLA: ‘Do farmers have to take to the roads again?’

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has expressed its frustration with the recent cut back in beef prices and...

August 20, 2021

Beef offal value surges by over 100% in 12 months

Beef offal value surges by over 100% in 12 months

Beef offal has experienced a surge in value this year, having more than doubled in price in the space of...

August 17, 2021

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 trade: Steer quotes fall a further 5c/kg this week

Beef trade: Steer quotes fall a further 5c/kg this week

This week’s factory beef quotes have seen continued downward pressure come on heifer and steer prices. It appears the beef...

August 16, 2021

UK beef trade continues to improve despite Irish trend

UK beef trade continues to improve despite Irish trend

The beef trade for prime cattle in the UK is continuing to improve despite ongoing efforts by Irish beef processors...

August 13, 2021

Beef trade: Factories begin to put pressure on cattle price

Beef trade: Factories begin to put pressure on cattle price

This week’s quotes for beef cattle have caused many farmers to raise an eyebrow, as factories begin to put pressure...

August 9, 2021

Beef price: August kill begins with steady factory quotes

Beef price: August kill begins with steady factory quotes

Processing for the August beef kill began in factories around the country this morning, Tuesday, August 3, with a 4-day...

August 3, 2021