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IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has reminded farmers of the approaching deadlines for key measures in both the BDGP 1 and BEEP-S schemes.

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IFA President Tim Cullinan said IFA had a constructive meeting with the Department on Friday where we stressed the importance of farmers being in the majority on the monitoring group to oversee the grass-fed PGI. It must be farmer controlled, not factory controlled.

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Charter Meeting Update

IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said that any issues with the BDGP scheme must be resolved and payments to farmers must be paid without delay in December.
The Department confirmed that 28,095 farmers have applied for the COVID-19 Beef Finisher Payment (BFP) equating to approximately €46m. Brendan Golden called on the Dept to include cattle slaughtered in Northern Ireland.
IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe has received assurances from the Department of Agriculture that the 70% advance on the BPS will commence on Fri, October 16th


BEEF MARKET UPDATE

Latest Beef Price Update 9th October 2020:

Steers €3.60/3.65. Heifers €3.60/3.70. Y bulls €3.50/3.80. Cows €3.00/3.50/kg. Prices unchanged.

Week 40 Slaughter Figures
28/09/2020 – 04/10/2020
Animal Numbers % of Total Kill % Change from prev. Week
Steers 16, 889 47% +3.7%
Heifers 9,444 27% +3.1%
Young Bulls 1,379 4% +6.9%
Cows 7,274 20% +14.4%
Total 35,627 +5.3%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 1,357,637 +3.7%

Source: DAFM Weekly Beef Slaughter Figures

Official Irish Prices   Official GB Prices
Animal Euro/Kg Change from prev. week Animal GBP/Kg Change from prev. week Euro/Kg
R3 Steers €3.80 -0.3% R3 Steers £3.75 +0.3% €4.34
R3 Heifers €3.83 +0.3% R3 Heifers £3.74 0% €4.33
Y Bulls O €3.42 -0.9% Y Bulls O £3.49 +0.58% €4.04
R €3.65 +0.6% R £3.69 1.9% €4.27
U €3.77 -0.3% U £3.72 0% €4.31
Cows O €3.11 +0.3% Cows O £2.79 0% €3.23
R €3.31 +0.3% R £2.90 0.4% €3.36

Source: DAFM Average Prices, AHDB Deadweight Cattle Price Report


Source: European Commission

Live Exports:

3,069 cattle were exported in the week commencing 21/9/2020.
1,388 to EU (Except NI). Live exports for 2020 amount to 222,456 compared to 256,653 in 2019.


SHEEP MARKET UPDATE

Latest Lamb Price Update 9th October 2020:

Lambs steady. QA lambs €5.20/5.30. Producer groups on more. Weights up to 22kg.  Ewes unchanged €2.60/2.80.

Week 40 Slaughter Figures 28/09/2020 – 04/10/2020
Animal Numbers % Change from prev. Week % Change from same week 2019
Sheep 62,748 +3% -3.9%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 2,183,480 +6%

Source: DAFM Meat Market Report, AHDB GB Deadweight Sheep Prices

Official Irish Prices Official GB Prices
  Euro/Kg % Change from same week in 2019   GBP/Kg Euro/Kg
Lamb €4.90 +20% Lamb £4.63 €5.36

Source: DAFM Meat Market Report


Source: European Commission

Live Trade: Total live exports stood at 23,749 head to the middle of September.

Select and Sell: As always, the advice is to move lambs as they become fit.

IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the vote in the European Parliament that ’emphasises that the EU-Mercosur agreement cannot be ratified as it stands’.

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Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members.

Strong factory demand. Paying 5 – 10 c above quotes for suitable lots.

  • Steer base €3.60 – 3.65/kg.
  • Heifer base €3.65 – 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
Steers Heifers Cows
Dawn Slane 360 365 300 – 350
Kepak Athleague 360 365 300 – 340
Moyvalley Meats 360 360 290 – 330
Euro Farm Foods 360 365 300 – 350
ABP Clones 360 365
Liffey Meats 360 365 300 – 340
Slaney Foods 360 365 300 – 340
Kepak Kilbeggan 360 365 300 – 340
Dawn Ballyhaunis 360 365 300 – 340
Foyle Meats *including 10c 300-380kg 370* 375* 300 – 340
Ashbourne Meats 360 365 300 – 350
Meadowmeats Rathdowney 360 365 290 – 340
Charleville Foods 360 365 290 – 340
Kepak Watergrasshill 360 365 290 – 340
ABP Bandon 360 365 290 – 340
ABP Cahir 360 365 290 – 340
ABP Waterford 360 365 290 – 340
Dawn Grannagh 360 365 290 – 340
ABP Nenagh 360 365 290 – 340

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