Cattle Prices

‘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: 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 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

Northern customers buy over 50,000 Irish cattle this year

Northern customers buy over 50,000 Irish cattle this year

Cattle buyers in Northern Ireland are making their presence felt at mart rings around the Republic this year, as over...

September 13, 2021

Buyer activity reflects trade confidence at Kingscourt Mart

Buyer activity reflects trade confidence at Kingscourt Mart

Cattle-buyer activity at Kingscourt Mart’s weekly cattle sale (Thursday, September 9) suggests that the general consensus among farmers is that...

September 12, 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

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

Cattle price pull likely to continue in factory bid to drive numbers

Cattle price pull likely to continue in factory bid to drive numbers

As the August beef kill rolls on, factories have reportedly once again resorted to the oldest trick in the book...

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 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

Map: What areas of Ireland have the most cattle?

Map: What areas of Ireland have the most cattle?

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have published a map outlining the bovine population per km2 across...

July 18, 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

Boom time for Angus cattle as mart prices surpass €5/kg deadweight

Boom time for Angus cattle as mart prices surpass €5/kg deadweight

Anyone who has been watching the cattle trade over the past number of months will have noticed the heightened interest...

July 1, 2021

Factory cattle throughput falls 50,000 head behind last year

Factory cattle throughput falls 50,000 head behind last year

Cattle throughput in slaughter plants approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has fallen by over...

July 1, 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

Beef prices rise with ‘tightening supplies predicted’

Beef prices rise with ‘tightening supplies predicted’

Beef prices have risen this week, with “extremely tight” cattle supplies predicted in the coming weeks, according to the Irish...

June 22, 2021

Tight supplies and ‘strong farmer resistance’ strengthen beef prices slightly

Tight supplies and ‘strong farmer resistance’ strengthen beef prices slightly

Tight cattle supplies and “strong farmers’ resistance to unjustified quotes” have been cited as reasons for a slight strengthening in...

February 22, 2021

‘Immediate action needed after sudden and unfair beef price cuts’ – TD

‘Immediate action needed after sudden and unfair beef price cuts’ – TD

A TD has called for “immediate action” following recent cuts in beef prices to farmers by processors, which he described...

February 11, 2021