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Beef & Sheep Update 18th June

Cattle and Sheep in Wickow Field

Beef Update

IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has reminded farmers the closing date for applying for the new reference period to meet the BEAM 5% reduction is Monday next. He said all farmers in the scheme should apply for the extension to maintain maximum flexibility in meeting the scheme conditions. Brendan Golden said farmers who apply for the new reference period will be provided with the option to meet the 5% reduction from the period 1st January to 31st December 2021. “Most importantly farmers who apply for the extension but meet the requirements by the end of June will not be affected and can accept their original reduction period and will be deemed by the Department to have met their obligations in the scheme,” he said.

Beef Price Update 17/06/21

Steer base €4.15/4.20kg. Heifers €4.20/4.30kg. Higher deals for larger lots. Y Bulls R/U €4.15/4.30kg. Cows €3.35/3.85kg.

Supply Figures as Reported by DAFM – Week 23 (13.06.2021)

AnimalNumberChange prev. wk.% of totalYTDYTD Change
Y Bulls3,291▼-215 11%67,330▼-11,869 
Bull567▼-63 2%11,642▼-2,367 
Steer10,262▼-1,164 36%256,617▼-7,378 
Cow6,793▼-374 24%150,140▲7,231
Heifer7,818▼-682 27%211,164▼-20,667 
Total28,804▼-2,454 100%718,312▼-40,750 

Official Irish Prices as Reported by DAFM – Week 23 (13.06.2021)

c/kg (Incl. VAT)U3Changeprev wkR3Changeprev wkO3Changeprev wkP+3Changeprev wk
Y Bulls436▲1425▲3403▲1386▲3

Official GB Prices as Reported by AHDB

 SteersSteersHeifersHeifersY bullY bullCow
Change▼-3 ▼-2 ▼-3 ▼-2 ▲0▲0▲3
Price in c/kg485.4492.5485.1492.8479.7482.1367.5

Euro Price for the Most Recent Week (€/KG Deadweight excl. VAT)

Country & Type08.06.202106.06.202005.06.2021
EU + Y Bulls€ 3.57€ 3.52€ 3.86
IE + Steers€ 3.85€ 3.62€ 4.13
UK + Steers € 3.93€ 3.99€ 4.60

Live Exports W/C 31.05.2021

Source: BordBia

Sheep Update

IFA Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has called on Minister McConalogue to implement the necessary controls as a matter of urgency to tackle the issue of irresponsible dog ownership. He said farmers’ patience with the authorities on this issue is fast running out. An incident in the last week left over twenty more fatalities from dog attacks in Co Tipperary. Sean Dennehy said the significant increase of dog attacks in recent months is a serious concern for sheep farmers and the message is simply not getting through. “The Minister must advance controls and enforcements for negligent dog owners. We need a single national database for all dogs in the country that identifies the dog owner who is responsible,” he said. “There must be appropriate sanctions in place for those who fail to have their dog under control at all times, and for those whose dogs are identified worrying/attacking livestock,” he said.

Lamb Price Update 17/06/21

Spring Lamb €7.30/7.50/kg. Higher Deals for larger lots. Mart prices very strong. Sell hard. Ewes €3.20/3.50kg.

Supply Figures as Reported by DAFM – Week 23 (13.06.2021)

AnimalFigureChangeYTDYTD Change
Lambs/Hoggets1,472▼-1,650 690,661▼-90,455 
Spring Lambs42,566▼-983 232,130▲20,750
Ewes and Rams5,287▼-769 127,930▼-11,922 
Light Lambs0▼-2 104▲76
TOTAL49,325▼-3,404 1,050,825▼-81,551 

Official Irish Prices as Reported by DAFM – Week 23 (13.06.2021)

c/kg(Incl. VAT)WK 23Change prev. wk2020Change prev. yr
National Avg Price721.39▼-37 542.4▲179
YTD Avg691.71▲4530.37▲161

Official GB Prices as Reported by AHDB

 R3L Overall SQQ*Type of lamb
05.06.2021666.3669.5New season
12.06.2021662.5665.2New season
Change▼-4 ▼-4  
Price in c/kg (Incl. VAT)813.5816.8 

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