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NI Trends: positive beef trade as supplies tighten; lamb trade steadies
Kieran Mailey
There is more life in the beef trade across Northern Ireland, as supplies continue to tighten. The lamb trade has finally settled after downward price pressure.
Tight supplies underpin NI beef trade
There is a more positive outlook for prices within the beef trade this week and improved demand in the live ring is benefiting lamb prices.
Cull cows prices down 48p/kg in 2024
Market reports show a significant price drop in cull cow prices when compared to 2023 levels.
Fat lamb prices continue to drop
Lamb prices remain under pressure and are down by more than £30 since mid-June
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Lamb prices tumble as buying demand eases
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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
NI trends: Price deals on offer for bigger numbers; live trade on fire for lambs
Beef finishers with a good supply of cattle are finding it easier to negotiate on price, while the live trade is on fire for fat lambs.
12 June 2024 Markets
NI Trends: prime cattle prices steady as numbers tighten
Cattle prices have hardened this week as number tighten. Lamb prices in the live ring are running well ahead of local factories.
5 June 2024 Markets
In pictures: solid trade for store cattle in Markethill
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5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Live exporters paying up to €5/kg for lambs
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