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Beef & Sheep Udpate 30th October

Sheep and Cattle in Wicklow

IFA Seeks Change in Reference Years For Sheep Welfare Scheme Roll Over

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has called on the Department of Agriculture to change the reference years of the Sheep Welfare Scheme for the CAP transition period.”The reference years do not accurately reflect the current flock of many sheep farmers within the scheme and need to be changed,” he said.

IFA Calls For Grace Period For Farmers To Meet BDGP Female Replacement Criteria And Flexibility With Tolerances

IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide a ‘Grace’ period for farmers who have yet to meet the 50% female replacement target of 4- and 5- star animals and for flexibility on the tolerances for meeting the requirement where farmers are within 1 animal of meeting the 90% compliance or full compliance with this measure.


BEEF MARKET UPDATE

Latest Beef Price Update 29th October 2020:

Steers €3.60-3.65/kg. Heifers €3.60-3.70/kg. Y bulls €3.50-3.80/kg. Cows €3.00-3.40/kg.  

Week 43 Slaughter Figures
19/10/2020 – 25/10/2020
Animal Numbers % of Total Kill % Change from prev. Week
Steers 16,732 45% -5%
Heifers 10,499 28% +6.7%
Young Bulls 1,568 4% +5.4%
Cows 7,884 21% -3.3%
Total 37,186 -1.5%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 1,469,089 +3.3%

Source: DAFM Weekly Beef Slaughter Figures

Official Irish Prices   Official GB Prices
Animal Euro/Kg Change from prev. week Animal GBP/Kg Change from prev. week Euro/Kg
R3 Steers €3.78 -0.3% R3 Steers £3.75 -0.5% €4.39
R3 Heifers €3.81 0.3% R3 Heifers £3.74 +5.7% €4.38
Y Bulls O €3.41 -0.3% Y Bulls O £3.45 +1.2% €4.04
R €3.62 0% R £3.62 -2.2% €4.24
U €3.72 -0.8% U £3.74 +0.8% €4.38
Cows O €3.06 -0.6% Cows O £2.77 0% €3.24
R €3.26 -0.9% R £2.85 -0.4% €3.34

Source: DAFM Average Prices, AHDB Deadweight Cattle Price Report



Source: European Commission

Live Exports:


Source: Bord Bia


SHEEP MARKET UPDATE

Latest Lamb Price Update 29th October 2020:

. QA lambs getting 5.25-5.35/kg. all plants on 22kgs now. Ewes 2.60-2.85/kg. Sell as they become fit.

Week 43 Slaughter Figures 19/10/2020 – 25/10/2020
Animal Numbers % Change from prev. Week % Change from same week 2019
Sheep 61,423 -1.5% -2.2%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 2,369,646 +5%

Source: DAFM Meat Market Report, AHDB GB Deadweight Sheep Prices

Official Irish Prices Official GB Prices
  Euro/Kg % Change from same week in 2019   GBP/Kg Euro/Kg
Lamb €4.92 +22% Lamb £4.41 €5.16

Source: DAFM Meat Market Report

 



Source: European Commission

Live Trade: Total live exports stood at 24,807 head to the 01 October 2020

Select and Sell: As always, the advice is to move lambs as they become fit.