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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”.

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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.

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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
Steers Heifers Cows
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
ABP Clones 395/400 405/410
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.

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Consumption of potatoes is down this week due to the warm weather conditions. In the UK, trade in the bag market was subdued over the week however prices for top quality are increasing as supplies become harder to find.

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