Cattle Prices

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

Market conditions ‘justify higher beef returns’ – IFA

Market conditions ‘justify higher beef returns’ – IFA

Meat processors are being called on to reflect the “favourable market conditions” in the UK when paying for cattle. Brendan...

October 29, 2020

MII’s Healy criticised for apparent ‘threat’ over testing delay impact on prices

MII’s Healy criticised for apparent ‘threat’ over testing delay impact on prices

The senior director for Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has come in for criticism for allegedly implying that delays in receiving...

August 14, 2020

Cattle prices lift with ‘agents chasing hard to get stock’

Cattle prices lift with ‘agents chasing hard to get stock’

The flow of finished cattle has “tightened dramatically with factories and agents chasing hard to get stock”, according to the...

July 17, 2020

Cattle prices rising: ‘Factories telling agents to leave nothing behind’

Cattle prices rising: ‘Factories telling agents to leave nothing behind’

Cattle prices are beginning to rise, with prices up 5c/kg to 10c/kg at most outlets this week, according to the...

July 7, 2020

‘Farmers can’t continue to feed cattle at current prices’

‘Farmers can’t continue to feed cattle at current prices’

There is “no excuse” for factories to keep prices at the current low levels, according to the Irish Cattle and...

June 18, 2020

‘No basis’ for cattle price pressure amid stronger beef markets

‘No basis’ for cattle price pressure amid stronger beef markets

There is no basis for pressure on cattle prices from the factories, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). Commenting...

June 9, 2020

‘Factories have more to give’ on price – ICSA

‘Factories have more to give’ on price – ICSA

Beef farmers are being called on to “demand more from factories” with tightening cattle numbers at the present time. Edmund...

May 15, 2020

Strong retail demand sees agents ‘scrambling for stock’ amid rising prices

Strong retail demand sees agents ‘scrambling for stock’ amid rising prices

Cattle prices continue to strengthen driven by tighter supplies and strong retail demand, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)....

May 14, 2020

Cattle prices rising amid ‘tighter supplies and stronger demand’

Cattle prices rising amid ‘tighter supplies and stronger demand’

Cattle prices are rising on the back of tighter supplies and stronger market demand across the EU, according to the...

May 7, 2020

Cattle marts: Forward bullocks lead the way

Cattle marts: Forward bullocks lead the way

As is normally the case this time of year, weekly cattle sales are beginning to increase in marts across the...

October 16, 2018

Cattle marts: Weekend rain brings more buyers to the ringside

Cattle marts: Weekend rain brings more buyers to the ringside

After an extended period of drought, the rain that fell late last week and into the weekend has been welcomed...

August 1, 2018

Beef trade: Quotes settle at 385c/kg for steers

Beef trade: Quotes settle at 385c/kg for steers

After a number of weeks of price cuts, the beef trade appears to have settled somewhat over recent days. However,...

July 30, 2018

Pics and prices: Sharp trade for quality lots at Ballinrobe Mart

Pics and prices: Sharp trade for quality lots at Ballinrobe Mart

A large crowd of farmers gathered around the ring at Ballinrobe Mart on Wednesday, June 13. The trade was brisk...

June 15, 2018

Cattle marts: Silage takes farmers away from the ringside

Cattle marts: Silage takes farmers away from the ringside

The country basked in glorious weather last week and many farmers used it as an opportunity to save silage. However,...

June 12, 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