Factory Prices

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

Sheep trade: Factories looking to take the heat out of the trade again

Sheep trade: Factories looking to take the heat out of the trade again

The start of this week has seen factories move to try, once again, take the sting out of the trade...

September 6, 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

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes at €6.00-6.20/kg, as the ship steadies up

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes at €6.00-6.20/kg, as the ship steadies up

The sheep trade this week is starting off on a steadier note, after two weeks of prices rising. Sheep sales...

August 30, 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 offal value surges by over 100% in 12 months

Beef offal value surges by over 100% in 12 months

Beef offal has experienced a surge in value this year, having more than doubled in price in the space of...

August 17, 2021

Why are all factories pulling prices? – Beef Plan Movement

Why are all factories pulling prices? – Beef Plan Movement

According to Beef Plan Movement (BPM) chairman, Eamon Corley, Irish meat plants are now ‘pulling’ farmer prices on a coordinated...

August 16, 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

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes fall and range from €5.80-6.00/kg

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes fall and range from €5.80-6.00/kg

Factories have moved to pull lamb prices for this week by up to 20c/kg, with quotes for lambs ranging from...

August 10, 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

Beef price: More variability in factory quotes this week

Beef price: More variability in factory quotes this week

This week’s factory quotes for beef cattle appear to be more variable in nature with mixed messaging coming from different...

July 12, 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

‘Factories actively seeking lambs as demand for Eid al-Adha increases’

‘Factories actively seeking lambs as demand for Eid al-Adha increases’

Factories are actively seeking lambs to meet the increased demand for the Eid al-Adha festival, according to Sean Dennehy of...

July 5, 2021

Beef price: Factory quotes rise as supply remains tight

Beef price: Factory quotes rise as supply remains tight

Beef prices look set for another firm week, as factories have put their best foot forward with a 5c/kg rise...

July 5, 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 kill: Throughput rises marginally on previous week

Beef kill: Throughput rises marginally on previous week

The national beef kill in Ireland for the week commencing Monday, June 21, has marginally increased when compared to the...

June 30, 2021