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Farmers very exposed to any EU-UK trade dispute
Justin McCarthy
From a farming and food industry perspective, the protocol works as it was intended.
8 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: market prospects looking positive
Prices in the UK have increased significantly over the last week to 10 days, with prices in other key European markets also holding solid.
3 June 2022 News
Consolidating beef price gains
In recent weeks, Irish beef prices have closed the gap with those paid in our main export markets. This has to be maintained.
New Zealand sheep production down 14%
The volume of sheepmeat produced in the first half of the 2021/2022 season fell to 256,000t, while export volumes also fell by 14% on the previous season.
29 May 2022 Markets
Beef prices smashing records as live exports surge
Adam Woods takes a look at some analysis comparing mart prices for factory-fit cattle versus factory returns.
11 May 2022 News
Cull ewes hit €300 per head
The spring lamb trade has started relatively positively, with lambs averaging from €165 to €180 in marts, but the trade has been overshadowed by heavy cull ewes making €220 to €270 per head.
6 April 2022 Markets
Dempsey at Large: UK and EU diverge over antibiotics
EU regulations are now significantly more stringent than the UK's, but under the Brexit withdrawal trade deal, the UK is entitled to export its animal products of beef, lamb and pigmeat to Europe.
2 February 2022 Opinion
Calf exports hold steady in difficult 2021
Seamus McMenamin from Bord Bia takes a look at calf exports over the last three years and what 2022 might hold for 2022
26 January 2022 Markets
Irish sheepmeat exports increased by 12% to reach €420m in 2021
The increase occurred despite export volumes reducing by 9% and was underpinned by the value of exports increasing by anywhere from 9% to 40% in key EU markets.
14 January 2022 Markets
Editorial: rethink on bull beef needed immediately
Bull beef systems have the potential to reduce emissions by over 30% yet have largely been ignored by Teagasc and the beef processors who continue to chase a reducing British market.
12 January 2022 Editorial
‘Strong performance’ from Irish exports despite challenges – MII
Irish food and drink exports reached €13.5bn in 2021, a 4% increase on the previous year, according to Bord Bia’s annual report.
12 January 2022 News
Higher beef prices fuel positive outlook for live exports
Beef prices in key markets for live exports of calves, store and finished cattle have finished the year running anywhere from 5% to 20% higher leading to greater confidence in beef finishing systems.
29 December 2021 News