Beef Trade

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

Factory quotes: Mild upward pressure stirring on beef price

Factory quotes: Mild upward pressure stirring on beef price

Factory quotes for this week have started on par with last week, with demand remaining strong and no deluge of...

September 6, 2021

Beef trade: Factory quotes steady and cattle trade strong

Beef trade: Factory quotes steady and cattle trade strong

Factory quotes for beef cattle this week have now steadied and the moves in recent weeks by processors to cool...

August 30, 2021

Beef trade: Market experts confident of strong beef price in 2022

Beef trade: Market experts confident of strong beef price in 2022

The surge in demand for beef and respective rise in Irish cattle prices that has been experienced this year are...

July 24, 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

BEAM farmers return to trade as reduction period ends today

BEAM farmers return to trade as reduction period ends today

Cattle buyers who had their hands tied as a result of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) can resume activity...

June 30, 2021

Beef trade: Prices firm as factories keen to secure cattle

Beef trade: Prices firm as factories keen to secure cattle

Taking a look at this week’s beef trade, factory quotes are holding firm as procurement staff remain keen to secure...

June 28, 2021

16% increase in farm-to-farm movement of cattle in 2020 – Tradeforus

16% increase in farm-to-farm movement of cattle in 2020 – Tradeforus

Farm-to-farm sale of cattle grew by over 210,000 head (16%) to 1.51 million in 2020, almost equaling the 1.53 million...

June 16, 2021

Beef trade: All quotes hold firm despite talk of dropping cow prices

Beef trade: All quotes hold firm despite talk of dropping cow prices

In the beef trade this week, we are seeing prices offered for cull cows still holding the same footing as...

May 11, 2021

Beef trade: Positive price trends continue for the first week of May

Beef trade: Positive price trends continue for the first week of May

In the beef trade this week, the reduced kill-days due to the bank holiday seems to be taking the pressure...

May 5, 2021

120,000 fewer cattle available for slaughter in 2021 – Bord Bia

120,000 fewer cattle available for slaughter in 2021 – Bord Bia

It has been confirmed by Joe Burke from Bord Bia, that the cattle supply available for slaughter is expected to...

April 29, 2021

Beef trade: Quotes for cows jump up again

Beef trade: Quotes for cows jump up again

The rise in factory prices has continued in the beef trade this week, with the prices quoted for cull cows...

April 27, 2021

Beef kill: Year-on-year cattle throughput behind by 10.5%

Beef kill: Year-on-year cattle throughput behind by 10.5%

The beef kill in 2021 is finding it hard to reach the cumulative figure achieved during the same period in...

April 24, 2021

Beef trade: A new week brings a further rise in beef price

Beef trade: A new week brings a further rise in beef price

From speaking to farmers about the beef trade this week, the tone around prices at the moment is positive –...

April 21, 2021

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

In the beef trade this week, we are seeing prices move more sharply to a base for heifers of €4.00/kg,...

April 13, 2021

British beef price continues to tower over Irish beef quotes

British beef price continues to tower over Irish beef quotes

With beef prices almost reaching the €4.00/kg mark for finishers here in Ireland, it is time to review how British...

April 9, 2021

Beef trade: Prices push on, with processors succumbing to demands

Beef trade: Prices push on, with processors succumbing to demands

With a 5c/kg rise this week in the general base quotes for steers and heifers, farmers in the beef trade...

April 6, 2021

Beef trade: Pressure mounting for further rise in quotes

Beef trade: Pressure mounting for further rise in quotes

With some plants still finding it challenging to get their hands on full supplies, the pressure will begin to mount...

March 30, 2021