Solid Demand For Beef Cattle As Christmas Market Begins – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories are anxious for cattle and the factory message to agents is not to let any cattle slip away.   He said this is a reflection of the strong market demand both in the UK and across Europe. In addition, the Christmas trade is kicking in at this […]

Cattle Supplies Tighter As Beef Demand Remains Very Strong – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is steady this week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg and heifers making €3.90/kg. He said finished supplies are definitely tightening and demand remains very strong with some reports of top prices of €3.85 and €3.95/kg.   In our main export market, the […]

Strong Beef Prices Driven By Strong Market Demand – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef prices are holding firm, driven by extremely strong market demand and rising prices in our main export market in the UK.   He said UK prices have risen each week for the last 10 weeks in a row by over 16c/kg. He said these price increases, which […]

IFA Demands Immediate Beef Price Rise

  IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the beef price situation has turned this week with supplies tightening rapidly and factories increasing prices to get numbers.   He said prices have moved on with €4.00/kg the new base on steers and €4.10 base on heifers this week. He said these levels were being paid […]

IFA Briefs Politicians On Beef And Sheep Competition Issues

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must take action to address the lack of competition in the beef sector, which is set to be compounded with the proposed ABP investment in Slaney/ICM meat group. At a briefing session with politicians in Dublin today, the IFA National Livestock leader […]

Steel and resolve of farmers very strong on beef – IFA

Following the IFA  48-hour protest at the meat factories, IFA President Eddie Downey said the steel and resolve of farmers across the country is very strong and they are determined that the factories must respond on prices to reflect the increase in returns from our main export market in the UK.   He said the […]