Cattle Trade

Beef kill: Numbers dip slightly as cattle price edges up

Beef kill: Numbers dip slightly as cattle price edges up

The number of beef cattle processed in factories approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) last...

October 5, 2021

Factory quotes: Cow price rises as beef trade bolsters

Factory quotes: Cow price rises as beef trade bolsters

This week’s factory quotes reflect the continued firm trade being witnessed across all categories of beef cattle. Generally speaking, cattle...

October 4, 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 cattle cross €3/kg liveweight at Carnew Mart

Beef cattle cross €3/kg liveweight at Carnew Mart

Beef cows were met with what was described by mart management as “a very strong trade” at Carnew Mart’s weekly...

September 16, 2021

Beef kill: Cattle numbers remain slow and steady

Beef kill: Cattle numbers remain slow and steady

Last week’s beef kill composition has remained relatively similar overall to the previous week with the total number of cattle...

September 7, 2021

Beef kill: 2,200 head/week behind last year on average

Beef kill: 2,200 head/week behind last year on average

The number of beef cattle processed in the first 33 weeks of 2021 has fallen by 73,294 head when compared...

August 25, 2021

Buyers of feedlot cattle pull back from marts in attempt to cool trade

Buyers of feedlot cattle pull back from marts in attempt to cool trade

Marts across the country are reporting to Agriland that a number of major buyers for feedlot cattle have been instructed...

August 6, 2021

Over 1.5 million cattle traded at Irish marts last year

Over 1.5 million cattle traded at Irish marts last year

The outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland gave Irish livestock marts one of two options: either go online, or cease trading...

August 3, 2021

Beef price: Rising trend now showing signs of flattening

Beef price: Rising trend now showing signs of flattening

After a few glorious weeks of high temperatures, sun shining and beef rising in price, this week’s factory quotes would...

July 26, 2021

Irish beef price over 40c/kg behind northern beef price

Irish beef price over 40c/kg behind northern beef price

Beef prices paid to farmers in the Republic of Ireland have remained well below the beef price paid to farmers...

July 23, 2021

Beef kill falls further behind last year’s throughput

Beef kill falls further behind last year’s throughput

This year’s total beef kill has continued to fall behind the number of cattle processed as of this time last...

July 6, 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

Pics and prices: Forward bullocks sell up to €2,000 at Clones Mart

Pics and prices: Forward bullocks sell up to €2,000 at Clones Mart

The sun was shining around Clones Mart on Thursday (March 18) as AgriLand visited the Monaghan mart when it played...

March 20, 2021

‘Premium deals negotiated off-grid’: Farmers urged to ‘shop around’ between factories

‘Premium deals negotiated off-grid’: Farmers urged to ‘shop around’ between factories

Farmers with “supermarket-suitable” cattle have been advised that there may be value in “shopping around” between factories for best prices....

November 13, 2020

Security of payment ‘vital’ for farmers selling cattle

Security of payment ‘vital’ for farmers selling cattle

Farmers selling cattle should be extra vigilant at this time to ensure that their payment is secure, the Irish Farmers’...

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: Quality in demand, but plainer stock remain difficult

Cattle marts: Quality in demand, but plainer stock remain difficult

Like grass growth rates, the cattle trade in marts across the country is beginning to exhibit a glimmer of new...

August 8, 2018