10 Apr 2017
CATTLE PRICES CONTINUING TO DRIVE FORWARDCattle
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade is continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers at €4.00/kg and heifers at €4.10/kg.
He said €4.05 and €4.15 as a base for steers and heifers have also being paid in places. He said there is a strong demand for cattle from the factories.
Angus Woods said young bulls are making €4.00 plus flat for R and U grades.
He said cows have also moved up with O grades on €3.35 and R grades on €3.50/kg. He said feeders selling numbers of cows are securing higher prices and flat price deals.