Cattle Prices

Store cattle up to £50/head back on 2017 – QMS

Store cattle up to £50/head back on 2017 – QMS

As the round of autumn store cattle sales get into full swing, store cattle producers are seeing average prices of...

September 29, 2018

Hot weather drives 40% increase in store cattle sales

Hot weather drives 40% increase in store cattle sales

The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is beginning to impact on the livestock market as the effects of lack...

July 20, 2018

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

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

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 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

North/south heifer price differential widens to almost 13c/kg

North/south heifer price differential widens to almost 13c/kg

The price differential of R3 grade heifers between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland widened to 12.9c/kg for the...

September 14, 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

Suggestion to limit journey times for bringing animals to slaughter dismissed

Suggestion to limit journey times for bringing animals to slaughter dismissed

A suggestion to limit the journey times of animals that are being brought to slaughter has been shot down by...

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

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

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

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

Cattle Marts: Grass growth brings farmers out in force to marts

Cattle Marts: Grass growth brings farmers out in force to marts

The excellent grass growing conditions of the last week has brought farmers out in force around the ring at cattle...

June 21, 2016

Wait continues for Turkish live export approval

Wait continues for Turkish live export approval

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said that he is hopeful of a favourable outcome from recent negotiations on opening...

May 28, 2016