Beef Price

Prices remain steady in Northern Ireland this week

Prices remain steady in Northern Ireland this week

Beef price has remained stable this week in Northern Ireland according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). Taking a...

January 31, 2021

Video: Tractors gather ahead of farmer protest in Dublin today

Video: Tractors gather ahead of farmer protest in Dublin today

Additional reporting by Breifne O’Brien Tractors, trailers, 4X4s and machinery of all sorts have gathered at various locations across the...

January 15, 2020

US government to investigate beef pricing margins for unfair practices

US government to investigate beef pricing margins for unfair practices

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to investigate beef pricing margins for evidence of unfair practices as part of...

August 29, 2019

British R3 heifer prices highest in Europe

British R3 heifer prices highest in Europe

During the week ending September 9, the average R3 heifer price in the EU was 384.5c/kg – an increase of...

September 24, 2018

North/South heifer price divide breaks the €120/head barrier

North/South heifer price divide breaks the €120/head barrier

The price difference between Irish and Northern Irish R3 heifers stood at 44c/kg during the week ending December 18, figures...

January 5, 2017

UK farmers getting half of the retail beef price

UK farmers getting half of the retail beef price

Farmers share of the retail beef price in the UK has improved in recent months, according to latest figures from...

September 16, 2016

Cattle prices increase in the UK (prices up almost 20c/kg since March)

Cattle prices increase in the UK (prices up almost 20c/kg since March)

Deadweight cattle prices have increased across the board in the UK with the trade once again being in a more...

June 30, 2016

UK cattle trade steadies for the first time since March – AHDB

UK cattle trade steadies for the first time since March – AHDB

UK beef cattle prices fell slightly last week, as the market shows some signs of steadying for the first time...

May 8, 2016

Irish farmers paid more for R3 heifers than farmers in the UK

Irish farmers paid more for R3 heifers than farmers in the UK

Irish farmers are now being paid more for R3 heifers than farmers in the UK, recent figures from the European...

April 22, 2016

Northern Irish beef farmers are losing £1m a week – UFU

Northern Irish beef farmers are losing £1m a week – UFU

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland are losing £1m (€1.28m) each week, according to the UFU, due to a considerable reduction...

March 30, 2016

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland lose £2m due to over-age cattle – LMC

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland lose £2m due to over-age cattle – LMC

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland lost over £2m (€2.56m) in 2015 due to over-age animals, according to the Livestock and...

March 2, 2016

Ulster Farmers Union critical of UK cattle price difference

Ulster Farmers Union critical of UK cattle price difference

The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) has accused the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters (NIMEA) of misleading farmers on the reasons for...

November 22, 2015