Beef Kill

56% of NI prime cattle beef kill from suckler-bred stock

56% of NI prime cattle beef kill from suckler-bred stock

During the second quarter of 2021, suckler-bred cattle accounted for 56% of the total prime cattle beef kill in Northern...

August 15, 2021

Beef kill: 2020 figures continue to race ahead of last year

Beef kill: 2020 figures continue to race ahead of last year

Last week a total of 37,143 head of cattle were processed. This figure has suffered a decline of 520 head...

October 31, 2020

Beef cattle numbers remain tight as grass cattle are slow to come on stream

Beef cattle numbers remain tight as grass cattle are slow to come on stream

The weekly supply of beef cattle continues to remain tight with just over 28,000 cattle slaughtered at Department of Agriculture...

May 20, 2016

Northern Ireland’s store cattle exports almost reached £10m last year

Northern Ireland’s store cattle exports almost reached £10m last year

Northern Irish store cattle exports almost reached £10m (€12.50m) last year, recent figures from the Department of Agriculture and Rural...

April 5, 2016

Beef kill back 86,568 head on 2014 levels – Weekly kill drops by 5%

Beef kill back 86,568 head on 2014 levels – Weekly kill drops by 5%

The throughput of cattle to beef factories last week was back 5% on the corresponding period last year, figures from...

December 22, 2015

‘Fragile export markets undermining benefits of a reduced beef kill’

‘Fragile export markets undermining benefits of a reduced beef kill’

The fragility of some export markets in the EU could undermine the tight supply situation in Ireland, according to the...

November 30, 2015

Beef kill back 76,576 head – Weekly throughput above 32,000

Beef kill back 76,576 head – Weekly throughput above 32,000

The cumulative beef kill at beef processors last week was back 5% on the corresponding period last year, figures from...

November 26, 2015

Over 3,700 less cattle killed last week on same week in 2014

Over 3,700 less cattle killed last week on same week in 2014

Cattle supplies at Irish export meat plants for the week ending October 9 totalled 31,327 head, which was 10% or...

October 16, 2015

Cull cow beef quotes fall 5-10c/kg despite a drop in cow throughput

Cull cow beef quotes fall 5-10c/kg despite a drop in cow throughput

Despite relative stability in the quotes factories are offering for prime beef, the prices offered for cull cows have dropped...

September 28, 2015

Beef factory quotes fall 5c/kg as the weekly kill surpasses the 30,000 mark

Beef factory quotes fall 5c/kg as the weekly kill surpasses the 30,000 mark

Despite three weeks of relative beef price stability the country’s beef plants have cut the base price by 5c/kg. Many...

September 21, 2015

Why are cattle supplies not falling as fast as forecast?

Why are cattle supplies not falling as fast as forecast?

There was a further ease in the cattle trade this week, according to Bord Bia. It says the fall in...

September 4, 2015

UK prime cattle slaughterings down 8% from 2014

UK prime cattle slaughterings down 8% from 2014

UK prime cattle slaughterings in May 2015 were down 8% from last year to 143,800 head, a fall of 12,100...

June 18, 2015

Beef kill falls again (down 36,000 head year to date)

Beef kill falls again (down 36,000 head year to date)

Supplies of cattle to the countries’ export meat plants continues to be lower than last year with some 36,000 less...

June 18, 2015

Beef kill to date down 4% on 2014

Beef kill to date down 4% on 2014

The national beef kill continues to fall with throughput currently some 4% lower since the start of the year compared...

June 10, 2015

Throughput falling at beef plants as cattle numbers tighten

Throughput falling at beef plants as cattle numbers tighten

The number of cattle coming forward for slaughter was down again last week when compared to the same week last...

April 22, 2015