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70% Basic Payment Advance

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced the commencement of advance payments under the 2020 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) (including Greening).
The BPS advance payment is commencing today at the earliest date possible under EU Regulations. The payment is set at a rate of 70% with the remaining 30% due on 1st December 2020.
Regular pay runs will be in place over the coming weeks to pay BPS and ANC cases as they become cleared for payment.


BEEF MARKET UPDATE

Latest Beef Price Update 15th October 2020:

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

Week 41 Slaughter Figures
05/10/2020 – 11/10/2020
Animal Numbers % of Total Kill % Change from prev. Week
Steers 17,523 47% +2.2%
Heifers 9,703 27% +2.7%
Young Bulls 1,434 4% +4.0%
Cows 7,385 20% +1.5%
Total 36,500 +2.5%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 1,394,137 +3.5%

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 €3.79 -0.3% R3 Steers £3.75 0% €4.34
R3 Heifers €3.84 +0.3% R3 Heifers £3.74 0% €4.33
Y Bulls O €3.41 -0.3% Y Bulls O £3.46 -0.8% €4.01
R €3.62 +0.8% R £3.70 +0.2% €4.29
U €3.74 -0.8% U £3.73 +0.2% €4.32
Cows O €3.11 0% Cows O £2.78 -0.3% €3.22
R €3.31 0% R £2.89 0.3% €3.35

Source: DAFM Average Prices, AHDB Deadweight Cattle Price Report


Source: European Commission

Live Exports:

Source: Bord Bia


SHEEP MARKET UPDATE

Latest Lamb Price Update 15th October 2020:

Lambs steady. QA lambs €5.25 – 5.40. Producer groups on more. Most plants on 22kgs Producer groups on more. Ewes unchanged €2.60-2.80.

Week 41 Slaughter Figures 05/10/2020 – 11/10/2020
Animal Numbers % Change from prev. Week % Change from same week 2019
Sheep 62,401 -0.55% -5.7%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 2,245,881 +5%

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 £4.36 €5.04

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 National Sheep Committee Chairman Sean Dennehy acknowledged the roll-over of funding for existing schemes, but said sheep farmers are disappointed the Budget did not provide an increase to the Sheep Welfare Scheme.

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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.

2020 ANC Payments

The rollout of ANC payments to 86,000 farmers commenced last week.

The payments currently issuing are an 85% advance payment and the balancing 15% will be paid out in December.

Farmers who do not currently meet the annual average stocking density of 0.15LU per forage hectare have until December 31st 2020, to do so.

Outstanding stocking evidence should be provided to the DAFM Portlaoise Office for early release of payments.

Pay runs will continue in the coming weeks ensuring payment of cleared cases are paid out ASAP.


BEEF MARKET UPDATE

Latest Beef Price Update 1st 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 39 Slaughter Figures
21/09/2020 – 27/09/2020
Animal Numbers % of Total Kill % Change from prev. Week
Steers 16, 293 48% +0.5%
Heifers 9,156 27% +4.2%
Young Bulls 1,290 4% -1.5%
Cows 6,359 29% -5.7%
Total 33,824 -3.0%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 1,260,487 +2.9%

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 €3.81 -0.3% R3 Steers £3.74 -0.00796% €4.13
R3 Heifers €3.82 0% R3 Heifers £3.74 -0.00532% €4.15
Y Bulls O €3.45 +2.7%% Y Bulls O £3.47 +0.0176% €3.83
R €3.63 0% R £3.62 -0.01362% €4.00
U €3.78 +0.8% U £3.72 -0.008% €4.11
Cows O €3.10 +0.6% Cows O £2.79 0% €3.08
R €3.30 -0.3% R £2.89 -0.00345% €3.19

Source: DAFM Average Prices, AHDB Deadweight Cattle Price Report

 


Source: European Commission

Live Exports:

2,871 cattle were exported in the week commencing 14/9/2020.

1,269 to EU (Except NI).

Live exports for 2020 amount to 219,387 compared to 251,173 in 2019.


SHEEP MARKET UPDATE

Latest Lamb Price Update 1st October 2020:

QA lambs 5.20/5.30. Weight up to 22kgs. Producer groups on 5.30 and better in some cases.  Ewes unchanged 2.60/2.85. Bargain hard on price and weight. Trade stable.

Week 39 Slaughter Figures 21/09/2020 – 27/09/2020
Animal Numbers % Change from prev. Week % Change from same week 2019
Sheep 60,898 -1.5% +19.6%
Year to Date Slaughter Figures
  Numbers Change from 2019
TOTAL 2,059,526 +6.6%

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 €5.04 +25% Lamb £4.63 €5.06

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.

Imported Lambs: IFA actively pursuing the DAFM to publish statistics on lambs being imported into Ireland.

Recent activities: Meetings with DAFM, MII, Teagasc to discuss various aspects of the Irish Sheep Sector.

 

2020 ANC Payments

The rollout of ANC payments to 86,000 farmers commenced last week.
The payments currently issuing are an 85% advance payment and the balancing 15% will be paid out in December.
Farmers who do not currently meet the annual average stocking density of 0.15LU per forage hectare have until December 31st 2020, to do so.
Outstanding stocking evidence should be provided to the DAFM Portlaoise Office for early release of payments.
Pay runs will continue in the coming weeks ensuring payment of cleared cases are paid out ASAP.

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