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Beef farmers: ‘We need to see that price increase now’
Barry Murphy
Farmers at the IFA beef meeting in Laois this week called for a price increase for their beef and warned that factories need to show a little bit more ‘respect’ if they’re to stay producing.
17 October 2022 News
Winter finishing is ‘finished’ – ICSA
Winter beef finishers would be better off letting cattle thrive more slowly to finish them off grass next summer than feeding on to finish out of the shed this winter, says ICSA.
12 October 2022 Viewpoints
Editorial: will 2023 return record beef prices or record losses?
The prospects for record beef price increases in 2023 on top of what were record beef prices in 2022 do not look promising.
MartBids Database: heifers the highlight of October trade
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s mart trade and has all the news on what’s been happening in marts this week.
12 October 2022 Markets
Winter finishers look set to lose €400/head
Adam Woods takes a look at winter finishing and what effect increased feed costs will have on the system this year.
12 October 2022 Breeding & health
Farmers face record feed costs this winter
With silage and concentrate costs increased by between 35% and 45% since last year, farmers are facing winter feed bills higher than ever before.
5 October 2022 News
Efficiency depends on how it is expressed
Depending on how efficiency is expressed, suckler-bred stock are between 20% and 60% more efficient than dairy-sired animals. Declan Marren reports.
5 October 2022 Breeding & health
Hunting for a fair sustainable price
As farmers protest under the Hunter's Moon, the true reality of how much the new cost base of food production will affect everything is becoming apparent.
5 October 2022 Dealer
Completing a winter finishing budget for young bulls
Higher feed costs will have a significant bearing on the break-even cost of finishing young bulls next spring. Kieran Mailey reports.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Editorial: plenty on the mind as farmers look to the future
Farmers have seen through reassurances from Government that emission reduction measures will be voluntary.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
€6/kg breakeven beef price required for winter finishers
The Teagasc winter finishing event outlined the exent of the price pressure finishers are under over the coming months. Declan Marren reports.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Beef Trends: quotes steady despite factory threats
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished cattle.
14 September 2022 Markets