Cattle Price Update

IFA Livestock Committee Chairman Angus Woods has said the base price for steers is €3.70/kg and €3.80/kg for heifers this week.

He said some deals of €3.75 on steers and €3.85 for heifers were paid during the week by factories finding it hard to get the numbers they need. “The fine week has taken pressure off farmers selling and some factories are actively looking for cattle with numbers of suitable stock having tightened.”

Angus Woods said there is strong demand from factories as they have begun laying beef for the Christmas trade.

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