IFA President Tim Cullinan said Taoiseach Micheál Martin must use today’s EU summit to raise the very serious implications of the UK stance on Brexit for our farming and food sector.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members.
- Steer base €3.60 – 3.65/kg.
- Heifer base €3.60 – 3.70/kg.
- Young Bulls R/U €3.40- €3.70kg.
- Cows €3.00/3.50/kg.
- In-spec bonus 20c/kg for under 30 months and 8c/kg for 30 to 36 months.
- 12c/kg bonus for under 30 month steers and heifers grading O- and those with a fat class of 4+ that meet all other in spec criteria.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dawn Slane||360||360/365||300 – 350|
|Kepak Athleague||360||360/365||300 – 340|
|Moyvalley Meats||360||360||290 – 330|
|Euro Farm Foods||360||360/365||300 – 350|
|Liffey Meats||360||360/365||300 – 340|
|Slaney Foods||360||360/365||300 – 340|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||360||360/365||300 – 340|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||360||360/365||300 – 340|
|Foyle Meats *including 10c 300-380kg||370*||375*||300 – 340|
|Ashbourne Meats||360||360/365||300 – 350|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|Charleville Foods||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|ABP Bandon||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|ABP Cahir||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|ABP Waterford||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|Dawn Grannagh||360||360/365||290 – 340|
|ABP Nenagh||360||360/365||290 – 340|
Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle.
Although weather conditions have improved growers are facing additional setbacks due to reduced yields and skin set issues. Reports from growers suggest that main-crop yields are well below average this year. Poor skin set appears to be a problem for a lot of growers and some growers have halted liftings due to this problem. The food service sector remains under significant pressure as more counties face level three restrictions.
The Irish pig price remains stable with farmers reporting receiving a price of between €1.60c/kg and up to €1.62c/kg. While this price is only a few cents per kilo above break even cost, and it is 40c/kg below the 2020 predicted price for pigs, it remains a relatively good price in comparison to the EU average price.