Factories paying 5c to 15c/kg above quotes. Steer base €5.00/5.15/kg. Heifer base €5.05/5.20/kg. Young Bulls R/U €5.00/5.30/kg. Higher prices and flat deals for larger and specialised lots. Cows €4.60/€5.00/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.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members.
FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG
|Euro Farm Foods||490/500||495/500||450-480|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis *QA cattle||490||495||430-470|
|Foyle Meats *incl 10c 300 – 400kg||490||495||430-455|
Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle.