LMC

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

Cow throughput in the North remains strong compared to Republic

Cow throughput in the North remains strong compared to Republic

Cow throughput at plants in Northern Ireland for the six week period ending February 20 stood at 11,289 head, the...

February 27, 2016

Northern Ireland should have its own halal processing facility for sheep – LMC

Northern Ireland should have its own halal processing facility for sheep – LMC

There would be merit in Northern Ireland having a standalone halal slaughter and processing facility for sheep, according to Livestock...

January 31, 2016

Popularity of Angus and Hereford sires rise in Northern dairy herds – LMC

Popularity of Angus and Hereford sires rise in Northern dairy herds – LMC

There was over 80,000 beef sired calves registered in Northern Ireland from dairy dams during the first 10 months of...

November 23, 2015

North’s beef sired calf registrations up 10% (dairy registrations down 2.5%)

North’s beef sired calf registrations up 10% (dairy registrations down 2.5%)

There was a 10% increase in beef sired calf registrations in Northern Ireland in September 2015 from September 2014 levels,...

October 23, 2015

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Gerry Maguire, Director of Slaney Foods, has been appointed to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) by the North’s Minister...

October 22, 2015

Imports of Northern lamb for slaughter up 4% on 2014

Imports of Northern lamb for slaughter up 4% on 2014

During the 12 weeks ending September 19, 2015 a total of 72,481 lambs were imported from Northern Ireland for direct...

September 25, 2015

UK cattle prices falling, Ireland still in fifth on league table

UK cattle prices falling, Ireland still in fifth on league table

Ireland remains in fifth place on the EU deadweight cattle prices league table, latest figures from the Livestock and Meat...

September 9, 2015

UK beef exports fall by 11% – LMC

UK beef exports fall by 11% – LMC

UK beef exports have fallen by 11% in 2015, reports the LMC (Livestock and Meat Commission of Northern Ireland). There...

August 10, 2015

Dairy cull up 7% in Northern Ireland – LMC

Dairy cull up 7% in Northern Ireland – LMC

The Northern Irish cow kill is 46% higher this week than the corresponding week last year reports the Livestock and...

August 3, 2015

€327 differential between Irish and UK beef

€327 differential between Irish and UK beef

The price differential between Ireland’s and Northern Ireland’s beef has now increased to 50p/kg or 71c/kg, while the UK beef...

July 24, 2015

UK beef sales fall over three-month period, lamb down 1% – LMC

UK beef sales fall over three-month period, lamb down 1% – LMC

Retail beef sales in the UK for the 12 weeks ending May 24, 2015 were down 1.4% compared to the...

June 27, 2015

Sheep imports down 50% – impact of labelling rules and exchange rates

Sheep imports down 50% – impact of labelling rules and exchange rates

Imports of live sheep to Ireland have fallen by more than half in the first four months of 2015, according to the...

June 26, 2015

North/South heifer price gap continues to narrow

North/South heifer price gap continues to narrow

Last week the beef heifer price differential between Northern Ireland and the Republic narrowed to 35.5c/kg, the latest Livestock and...

May 29, 2015

ROI/NI steer price differential narrows to 36.3p/kg

ROI/NI steer price differential narrows to 36.3p/kg

The differential in steer prices in Ireland and Northern Ireland last week was 36.3p/kg (51c/kg), according to the Livestock and...

May 25, 2015

Finished cattle in Northern Ireland make €170 more than southern

Finished cattle in Northern Ireland make €170 more than southern

A gap of €170 per head exists between equivalent cattle prices in Northern Ireland and the Republic, according to latest figures from...

December 15, 2014

Record cattle numbers head North for slaughter

Record cattle numbers head North for slaughter

Exports of prime cattle to Northern Ireland for direct slaughter last week were the highest for the year to date at...

October 13, 2014

Counting farm residencies

Counting farm residencies

Meeting factory specifications at point of slaughter has become increasingly important in recent times with penalties on out of spec...

September 10, 2014