Lamb Supplies Tighter – IFA

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said lambs are a bit tighter at the factories this week, and with sterling back at 88p/€, the influx and influence of Northern lamb imports will be less.   He said factories are looking for stock and paying from €4.70 to €4.80/kg with top-ups for groups and larger […]

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 Agri-Food Export Performance Underpinning Domestic Economic Activity

IFA President John Bryan said the strong performance of agri-food exports in today’s CSO trade figures for 2011 is further evidence of the contribution the sector is making to the wider economy.   “Compared to 2010, the agri-food sector has delivered an increase of over 10% in the value of exports, to €8.93bn. In particular, […]