Beef Prices

UK beef trade continues to improve despite Irish trend

UK beef trade continues to improve despite Irish trend

The beef trade for prime cattle in the UK is continuing to improve despite ongoing efforts by Irish beef processors...

August 13, 2021

Rabobank: The factors driving ‘record prices’ in global beef market

Rabobank: The factors driving ‘record prices’ in global beef market

Many key beef production and consumption areas around the globe are “currently experiencing high or record prices for beef or...

June 3, 2021

Beef Crisis meeting: Almost 200 NI farmers back new farm organisation plans

Beef Crisis meeting: Almost 200 NI farmers back new farm organisation plans

Almost 200 farmers from across Northern Ireland attended a ‘beef crisis meeting’ held last night in Cookstown – many angry...

October 2, 2019

Scottish prime cattle prices down 12% compared to 2018

Scottish prime cattle prices down 12% compared to 2018

Scottish prime cattle prices have lacked direction for the majority of the summer and over the past couple of weeks...

September 27, 2019

Northern farmers to hold meeting on beef sector issues

Northern farmers to hold meeting on beef sector issues

A number of groups that represent Northern Irish beef farmers will host a meeting focused on beef sector issues next...

September 25, 2019

Beef price gap between the North and the Republic widens again

Beef price gap between the North and the Republic widens again

The price differential between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for an R3 grade heifer carcass continued to widen...

December 6, 2016

Cattle Marts: Numbers remain steady as quality stock are easily sold

Cattle Marts: Numbers remain steady as quality stock are easily sold

Cattle numbers remained steady in marts across the country over the past number of days as quality stock was easily...

November 29, 2016

North/south R3 heifer beef price difference jumps to nearly €100

North/south R3 heifer beef price difference jumps to nearly €100

Farmers in Northern Ireland were getting close on €100 more for 280kg R3 heifer carcasses than farmers down south during...

November 29, 2016

Cattle trade remains stable as Turkish export market supports lighter stock

Cattle trade remains stable as Turkish export market supports lighter stock

The cattle trade remained steady in marts throughout the country this week, with mart managers saying that the Turkish export market...

November 24, 2016

‘Beef price to remain under pressure for rest of 2016’

‘Beef price to remain under pressure for rest of 2016’

Beef prices in many major beef producing countries will remain under pressure for the rest of 2016, according to Rabobank’s...

September 29, 2016

ABP now rearing 25,000 cattle under ‘Blade Farming’ system in the UK

ABP now rearing 25,000 cattle under ‘Blade Farming’ system in the UK

ABP has some 25,000 cattle under contract through its Blade Farming system in the UK, ABP’s Chief Executive in the UK...

September 20, 2016

UK/Irish beef price differential rises to 60c/kg

UK/Irish beef price differential rises to 60c/kg

UK and Irish beef prices continue to go in different directions with British prices up significantly in the past six...

September 17, 2016

ABP and Dunbia under pressure in the UK over cattle grading changes

ABP and Dunbia under pressure in the UK over cattle grading changes

UK bosses of ABP and Dunbia appeared in front of UK Parliment’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee this week...

September 16, 2016

UK beef trade continues to rise

UK beef trade continues to rise

Last week saw another robust increase in beef prices across the board in Britain, according to latest reports from the...

September 1, 2016

Cattle prices continue to increase in the UK

Cattle prices continue to increase in the UK

The balance between supply and demand that has characterised the British cattle trade recently has continued in the latest week,...

August 25, 2016

North/south heifer price differential narrows again

North/south heifer price differential narrows again

The price differential between R3 grade heifers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland narrowed to 3.4c/kg for the...

August 25, 2016

Irish share of UK beef market falls in first half of 2016

Irish share of UK beef market falls in first half of 2016

Ireland’s share of the UK imported beef market fell over the first six months of 2016, according to latest figures...

August 24, 2016

Cattle supplies on the rise as beef farmers face uncertain autumn

Cattle supplies on the rise as beef farmers face uncertain autumn

Latest figures on weekly cattle supplies at Irish export meat plants have shown supplies breaching the significant 30,000/week mark for...

August 23, 2016