Livestock and Meat commission

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

Latest Gira report profiles world meat trends for the next decade

Latest Gira report profiles world meat trends for the next decade

Northern Ireland’s Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) has procured the latest Long Term Meat Strategy Report, produced by the renowned...

July 22, 2018

Over £100,000 paid for BVD calves in Northern Ireland

Over £100,000 paid for BVD calves in Northern Ireland

£103,800 (€112,856) has been paid to farmers who have removed BVD-positive calves from their herds in Northern Ireland, the Livestock...

September 1, 2017

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

The total number of sheep slaughtered in Northern Ireland during 2017 to date is up 4% on the corresponding period...

March 19, 2017

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

Almost 50% of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered down south in November

Almost 50% of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered down south in November

Approximately 50% of the Northern Irish lamb supply was slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland during the month of November....

December 27, 2016

UK consumers spending less on beef and lamb

UK consumers spending less on beef and lamb

UK consumers have spent less on beef and lamb in recent weeks, with expenditure on beef falling during the 12...

December 14, 2016

Beef-sired dairy cattle become more common in Northern Ireland

Beef-sired dairy cattle become more common in Northern Ireland

Beef-sired dairy cattle are becoming more common in Northern Ireland and are likely to add to the beef supply in...

December 10, 2016

Almost 30,000 Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic in November

Almost 30,000 Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic in November

The number of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland almost hit 30,000 head during the month of...

November 28, 2016

Young bull slaughterings on the rise in Northern Ireland

Young bull slaughterings on the rise in Northern Ireland

There has been a significant increase in the number of young bull slaughterings in Northern Irish this year, according to...

October 8, 2016

Under finished lambs now an issue in Northern Ireland

Under finished lambs now an issue in Northern Ireland

There has been an increase in the number of under finished lambs presenting for slaughter in Northern Ireland, according to...

October 1, 2016

6% fall in Northern Irish lamb imports in September

6% fall in Northern Irish lamb imports in September

There has been a 6% fall in the number of Northern Irish lambs crossing the border for direct slaughter in...

September 29, 2016

Weaker Sterling sees Irish cattle exports to the North drop by 72%

Weaker Sterling sees Irish cattle exports to the North drop by 72%

A weaker Sterling and steady Northern Irish supplies have seen Irish cattle exports to the North decline by 72%, figures...

September 21, 2016

Imports of Northern Irish lamb for slaughter fall in August

Imports of Northern Irish lamb for slaughter fall in August

The number of Northern Irish lambs crossing the border for direct slaughter in the Republic dropped in August, recent figures...

August 29, 2016

Over 14,000 Northern Irish spring lambs slaughtered in Ireland in two weeks – LMC

Over 14,000 Northern Irish spring lambs slaughtered in Ireland in two weeks – LMC

Just over 14,000 Northern Irish spring lambs have been slaughtered by sheep processors south of the border over the past...

August 9, 2016

More Northern Irish lambs expected to be slaughtered in the Republic

More Northern Irish lambs expected to be slaughtered in the Republic

The number of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered in the Republic is expected to increase, according to the Livestock and Meat...

June 27, 2016

‘Northern Ireland playing catch up on BVD but is on target’

‘Northern Ireland playing catch up on BVD but is on target’

The new BVD eradication scheme in Northern Ireland is on track to meet its target in full, according to the...

June 7, 2016

Irish sheepmeat exports to the UK up 25.5% in the first three months of 2016 – LMC

Irish sheepmeat exports to the UK up 25.5% in the first three months of 2016 – LMC

The volume of Irish sheepmeat exported to the UK has jumped 25.5% during the first three months of 2016, recent...

June 1, 2016