Ireland: Cattle price on the rise again this week

Frozen Bone-In Beef
Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 5, 2023

Tridge summary

This week, prices for all types of cattle, including heifers, steers, cows, and bulls, have increased at factories. Procurement staff are under pressure to fill out kill sheets before Christmas, causing a high demand for cattle. The overall beef kill is significantly lower compared to last year, but weekly kills have been higher for the past five weeks.
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This week’s factory quotes have seen further increases in the price offerings for all types of cattle, with €5.00/kg ‘all in’ back on the table for in-spec R- and R= grade steers, at some sites. Cows, bulls, heifers and steers (bullocks) are all in high demand as procurement staff are keen for cattle and appear to be under pressure to fill out kill sheets in the final three weeks ahead of Christmas. Supplies of finished cattle have been in decline for the past three weeks but weekly kills have been trending ahead of last year for the past five consecutive weeks (up to the week ending November 26). The overall beef kill (excluding veal) is over 51,500 head below last year to date. Factory quotes: Heifers and steers Heifers are being quoted at €4.85/kg on the grid in general this week, with top-prices of €4.90/kg on the grid available choice lots of heifers at some sites. Advertisement Steers are being quoted at €4.80/kg on the grid in general. Some factories are opening quotes for ...
Source: AgriLand
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