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Pigs
Tesco UK supports pig sector with £10m package
Barry Murphy
UK pig farmers who produce pigmeat for Tesco UK stores are set to receive further “accelerated and enhanced” payments until August.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Minister must come out of hiding on looming crisis
If the data from the Teagasc survey is reflective of decisions being taken across all suckler/beef and sheep farms, there is a real threat that we will see major market disruption in the months ahead.
12 April 2022 News
Glanbia Co-op to issue milk payments twice per month
The price and availability of key inputs such as feed, fertiliser and energy are volatile and uncertain, which is affecting on our farmers, Glanbia Co-op chair John Murphy said.
Feed price increases – warranted or not?
Retail feed prices that farmers are paying seem to be going up and up - is it justified and will it continue?
30 March 2022 News
Sheep Trends: cull ewes hit top prices of €4/kg
Tight supplies are being compounded by a number of buyers very active in the market for ewes for exporting live and inserting strong competition into the market.
23 March 2022 Markets
CAN fertiliser heading to over £900/t
Input costs continue to escalate, intensifying the pressure on cashflow inside the farm gate.
9 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep Trends: signs of more life in hogget trade
Hoggets continue at a price range of €6.75/kg to €7/kg, while cull ewes range on average from €3.40/kg to €3.65/kg for individual sellers.
2 March 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: hoggets static with lots of bite for cull ewes
Hoggets continue at a price range of €6.75/kg to €7/kg, while cull ewes range on average from €3.40/kg to €3.65/kg for individual sellers.
28 February 2022 Markets
NI Trends: finished cattle prices edging upwards; hogget trade hardens
Prices for prime cattle in Northern Ireland are showing signs of edging upwards, as processors look to maximise throughput. Hogget prices are also hardening, with ewes a super trade.
23 February 2022 Markets
Sheep trends update: week starts with a sluggish tone to trade
Factories are still keen for lambs, but numbers coming on stream in recent days have been in their favour, allowing agents to dig in on prices offered.
7 February 2022 Markets
Global food prices up 23% over 2021
The UN FAO has published figures revealing stark yearly increases in the consumer prices of most foods.
10 January 2022 News
Feed prices holding steady for January
Prices for livestock rations are unchanged for January, despite an increase in spot market prices for soya.
5 January 2022 Northern Ireland