23 / 05 / 2019
Following a meeting between IFA and senior management in Irish Country Meats in Camolin, Co Wexford, IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said, “We left the management in ICM in no doubt about the anger among sheep farmers over the way factories have savaged lamb prices and destroyed farm incomes over the last two weeks”.
22 / 05 / 2019
IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission’s announcement on greater price transparency as part of bringing greater fairness to the food chain is another important step in the campaign to give farmers a bigger share of the final consumer price.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members
- Strong factory demand.
- Steer base €3.95/4.00/kg.
- Heifers €4.00/4.10/kg.
- Young Bulls O/R/U €3.50-3.60/3.70-3.80/3.90-4.00/kg.
- Cows €3.10/3.60/kg.
- In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dunbia||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Kepak Athleague||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Moyvalley Meats||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Euro Farm Foods||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Slaney Foods||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Liffey Meats||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Kildare Chilling||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Ashbourne Meats||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||395/400||405/410||310 – 360|
|Foyle Meats *+15c 300-380kgs||395*||400*||310 – 360|
|Charleville Foods||395||405||310 – 360|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||395||405||310 – 360|
|ABP Bandon||395||405||310 – 360|
|ABP Cahir||395||405||310 – 360|
|ABP Waterford||395||405||310 – 360|
|Dawn Grannagh||395||405||310 – 360|
|ABP Nenagh||395||405||310 – 360|
|Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle|
The national kill returned to more normal level of 67,900 last week following a number of short working weeks. Pig price movement remains positive and it is definitely a sellers’ market. A number of suppliers have received increases of 2c-4c/kg for this week’s pigs, and as often happens when prices move there is a wide spread of prices becoming apparent across the country.