Beef Supplies

Bumper kill brings beef supplies to the highest point in 2018

Bumper kill brings beef supplies to the highest point in 2018

On a day when hundreds of farmers gathered to protest outside the 12th Beef Roundtable, figures have revealed that beef...

October 3, 2018

Extra heifers push weekly beef kill up 1.3%

Extra heifers push weekly beef kill up 1.3%

Moving from an already high position, the number of cattle slaughtered in export approved beef plants last week climbed by...

September 21, 2018

Beef trade: Steady as she goes as supplies reach one million

Beef trade: Steady as she goes as supplies reach one million

As with last week, the beef trade has continued to remain steady. After weeks of price uncertainty, procurement managers have...

August 7, 2018

Beef trade: Cows come under price pressure

Beef trade: Cows come under price pressure

After holding relatively steady for an extended period, cow prices have come under pressure this week and most buyers have...

June 11, 2018

Factory buyers’ pool of cattle getting smaller

Factory buyers’ pool of cattle getting smaller

A combination of a number of factors, including a delayed spring and tight fodder reserves at farm level, has seen...

May 24, 2018

Factory trade: Cows continue to lead the way as prime quotes remain static

Factory trade: Cows continue to lead the way as prime quotes remain static

Despite a relatively large beef kill during the week ending February 18, base cattle quotes have remained largely unchanged this...

February 26, 2018

Bumper beef kill: Supplies break 40,000 head for the first time in almost 10 years

Bumper beef kill: Supplies break 40,000 head for the first time in almost 10 years

Buoyed by a lack of fodder, increased factory demand and relatively strong prices, the number of cattle slaughtered in Department...

December 6, 2017

Beef price tug of war continues for another week

Beef price tug of war continues for another week

The weekend marked the beginning of the business end of the hurling championship, as hurlers from the counties of Waterford,...

July 24, 2017

€1 million boost for June steer finishers

€1 million boost for June steer finishers

Prices achieved for steers during June were up marginally on the corresponding month in 2016, official figures show. Figures taken...

July 23, 2017

Silage and hay making to limit cattle numbers this week

Silage and hay making to limit cattle numbers this week

The number of cattle coming forward for slaughter is expected to drop this week, as farmers prioritise saving hay and...

July 17, 2017

Are Irish cattle being killed at younger ages?

Are Irish cattle being killed at younger ages?

There was a slight shift in the age profile of Irish cattle slaughterings in 2016, recent figures from the Department...

June 17, 2017

Friesian cattle dominate 2016 total beef kill

Friesian cattle dominate 2016 total beef kill

Friesian animals dominated Irish beef cattle supplies in 2016, accounting for nearly 28% of the total kill, new figures show....

June 12, 2017

Farmers hold onto Christmas cattle in the hope for better prices

Farmers hold onto Christmas cattle in the hope for better prices

Farmers held onto cattle during the final two weeks of 2016 in the hope that prices would rise with the...

January 3, 2017

Beef kill breaks the 35,000 head mark for the third week in a row

Beef kill breaks the 35,000 head mark for the third week in a row

There appears to be little let up in the number of cattle being slaughtered in Ireland as the weekly beef...

December 22, 2016

Beef carcass weights yet to influenced by dairy genetics

Beef carcass weights yet to influenced by dairy genetics

The influence of dairy genetics and cull cow slaughterings has yet to have had a major impact on the carcass...

December 21, 2016

Beef prices harden slightly but weekly kill strikes 34,900 head

Beef prices harden slightly but weekly kill strikes 34,900 head

There has been a slight improvement in factory beef prices, as procurement managers seem keen to secure cattle for the...

December 6, 2016

Beef finishers finding it easier to deal as factories chase Christmas supplies

Beef finishers finding it easier to deal as factories chase Christmas supplies

Beef finishers are beginning to witness some flexibility when it comes to negotiating deals with factories this week, as many...

November 28, 2016

Beef kill bounces back after last week’s drop

Beef kill bounces back after last week’s drop

The number of beef cattle slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved plants has increased across the board for the week...

November 17, 2016