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Farm Tech Talk: beef scheme, lamb trade and dairy beef
Jack Kennedy
We discuss the Beef Welfare Scheme and the lamb trade, as well as an insight into the dairy beef open day which was held in Fethard, Co Tipperary, this week.
Fat lamb prices continue to drop
Lamb prices remain under pressure and are down by more than £30 since mid-June
10 July 2024 Markets
NI Trends: bank holiday keeps beef prices steady; lamb quotes still in reverse
There is no movement on beef prices in Northern Ireland, as plants operate on a shorter week with the bank holiday weekend. However, lamb prices continue to fall.
IFA takes aim at sheep factories for pulling prices
The scale of the price cuts in factories is undermining farmers’ viability and squeezing their margins even more, IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher has said.
6 July 2024 News
NI Trends: price deals on offer as supplies tighten; lamb quotes drop 50p/kg
Supplies of prime cattle are tightening in Northern Ireland and price deals are on offer for in-spec stock. Quotes on lamb have plummeted.
3 July 2024 Markets
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
Kieran Mailey rounds up the news in-brief from across the agri-food industry in NI
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep kill could fall by over 200,000 head in 2024
A 100,000 head reduction in breeding ewe numbers, higher mortality and reduced lamb performance could see sheep throughput plummet in 2024.
3 July 2024 News
NI Trends: beef prices steady for in-spec cattle; lamb trade recovers in marts
There is a steady outlook within the NI beef trade, with no movement on price. Lambs are an improved trade, with mart prices rebounding from last week.
26 June 2024 Markets
Factories criticised by ICSA for pulling lamb prices
ICSA sheep chair Willie Shaw said in recent weeks that factories have dropped the price of spring lamb by over €1/kg, which equates to a hit of more than €20 per finished lamb.
25 June 2024 News
Cork claim Championship cup at Charollais All Ireland's
Sunday 9 June was a day full of excitement for Charollais sheep breeders and enthusiasts who attended Dundalk Show for the breeds 2024 All-Ireland finals reports Shanon Kinahan
19 June 2024 Pedigree
Lamb prices tumble as buying demand eases
There has been a sharp cut to lamb prices in NI, as buying demand slows with the passing of the Eid-Al-Adha festival.
19 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Factories lag behind mart trade for lambs
The live trade in NI is returning higher prices to farmers with slaughter-fit lambs for sale.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland