Beef Prices

British cattle trade continues its march upwards

British cattle trade continues its march upwards

With notable competition from British processors for cattle meeting supermarket specification against another week of tight supplies, the cattle trade...

August 14, 2016

Reduction in the maximum content of copper in animal feed recommended

Reduction in the maximum content of copper in animal feed recommended

The European Food Safety Authority has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups....

August 10, 2016

Global meat giant JBS confirms move of HQ to Ireland

Global meat giant JBS confirms move of HQ to Ireland

The largest meat processor in the world, JBS, has confirmed its plans to move its headquarters to Dublin. The move...

August 9, 2016

Less ‘attractive’ Irish beef driving UK cattle prices higher

Less ‘attractive’ Irish beef driving UK cattle prices higher

In addition to tighter supplies, the weakness of sterling and the consequent unattractiveness of Irish beef in the UK is...

August 7, 2016

6 steps to successful organic beef production

6 steps to successful organic beef production

Interest in organic beef production is on the rise and Teagasc has developed a handy 6 step guide to converting...

August 2, 2016

Another hike in UK cattle prices last week

Another hike in UK cattle prices last week

There was more upward pressure in the UK cattle trade again last week on the back of a tighter demand/supply...

August 2, 2016

How not to increase resistance to wormers on your farm

How not to increase resistance to wormers on your farm

Anthelmintic resistance has been detected on some Irish cattle farms. It occurs when worms are able to withstand a normally...

July 31, 2016

Weather woes from drought to rain affecting Australian farmers

Weather woes from drought to rain affecting Australian farmers

Beef prices have risen by close to 100 cent/kg since the beginning of May in Australia, thanks to record low herd numbers,...

July 20, 2016

Northern farmers call for accountability on beef specifications

Northern farmers call for accountability on beef specifications

Retailers, food service companies and processors must be held accountable for their actions on beef specifications, according to UFU deputy...

July 20, 2016

Prime beef price in Britain rises to almost €4.20/kg

Prime beef price in Britain rises to almost €4.20/kg

The beef trade in the UK moved up across the board last week as the balance between supply and demand...

July 19, 2016

How this part-time beef farmer plans €1,800/ha of output to drive profit

How this part-time beef farmer plans €1,800/ha of output to drive profit

Selling more kilos of beef per hectare of land is seen by part-time farmer Conor Greene as the best way...

July 15, 2016

Brazil calls for beef to be included in Mercosur deal

Brazil calls for beef to be included in Mercosur deal

Brazil has used this month’s G20 summit to call for beef to be included in any trade deal between the...

July 13, 2016

EU beef production to further increase in 2016

EU beef production to further increase in 2016

In 2016, gross EU beef production is expected to further increase by 2.4%, driven by higher slaughterings and very dynamic...

July 12, 2016

Scotland hopes to unlock US beef market by applying for BSE Negligible Risk status

Scotland hopes to unlock US beef market by applying for BSE Negligible Risk status

The Scottish Government will consult on plans to apply for BSE Negligible Risk status – a move which could unlock...

June 26, 2016

Factories take ‘wait and see’ approach on beef price in the wake Brexit vote

Factories take ‘wait and see’ approach on beef price in the wake Brexit vote

Beef factories have taken a ‘wait and see’ approach on prices for next week following the UK’s decision to leave...

June 24, 2016

‘No deal without beef’ says key Mercosur official

‘No deal without beef’ says key Mercosur official

The head of the Mercosur trading bloc’s negotiating team with the EU has said that there will be no trade...

June 23, 2016

New laws in China have ‘significant implications’ for infant formula suppliers

New laws in China have ‘significant implications’ for infant formula suppliers

The Chinese Government recently issued its new ruling concerning the supply of infant formula by domestic and foreign companies to China....

June 20, 2016

Tighter British supplies see beef prices jump 8p/kg over a four-week period

Tighter British supplies see beef prices jump 8p/kg over a four-week period

Beef prices in Britain have increased considerably over the last month, jumping by 8p/kg, figures from the AHDB (the organisation...

June 3, 2016