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Beef
MartBids Database: weanling numbers ramp up
Declan Marren
As weanling sales increase across the country, trade for good-quality stock is strong, running €50/head to €65/head above 2021 levels for bulls.
14 September 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: plainer cattle a slightly harder sell
There has been a small shift in mart prices this week, with mart managers reporting plainer cattle that little bit harder to sell. Declan Marren reports.
12 September 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: mart prices firmer for fleshed lambs
Factory agents are keen to maximise throughput, leaving agents competing with greater intensity in mart sales.
Northern View: prices edge up as factories chase supplies
A number of factories have increased base quotes for beef, while lamb prices in the marts are also up.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef finishers resisting price cuts; lamb prices down 25p/kg
Beef finishers in Northern Ireland are digging in and unwilling to accept price cuts on prime cattle. Lambs continue to face price pressure, with quotes down 25p/kg.
27 July 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: heifer trade bounces back
The price for heavier heifers over 600kg increased by €35/head to €40/head this week, while the cow trade is also heading into positive territory.
27 July 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices steady but quotes slipping; live trade improves for lambs
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding steady for prime cattle, but factories have moved to ease quotes. Lamb prices have improved in the live ring.
6 July 2022 Markets
Lambs under pressure as Eid demand ends
Demand for fat lambs is expected to ease as the key buying period for the Eid Al-Adha festival draws to a close.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep price update: mart trade providing more positives
Mart managers are reporting the trade is holding better than expected given the downward pressure on factory lamb quotes, with prices easier by €4 to €6/head on average.
27 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Tullow trade boosted by live export demand
Tuesday’s sheep sale recorded a solid trade, despite talk of factory price pressure.
22 June 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: factory prices begin to squeeze mart trade
There has been some limited downward pressure on the mart trade this week, but, overall, the trade remains positive.
22 June 2022 Markets
€3,790 for seven-year-old bullock
The 1,310kg bullock sold for almost €2.90/kg in Gortatlea this week.
15 June 2022 Dealer