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IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said Agriculture Minister Creed must secure a direct payment package to make up for the beef price losses for winter finishers on the back of COVID-19 and Brexit inflicted market disturbances this spring.

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Steer base €3.60 – 3.70/kg. Heifer base €3.60 – 3.75/kg. Young Bulls R/U €3.60/3.70/kg. Cows €2.80/3.30/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 […]

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the suspension of access to the Chinese market was disappointing and that it must be resolved quickly.

Beef Latest Beef price update 21/5/2020. Steer base price €3.60/kg. Heifers €3.60/3.70. Young bull’s R/O €3.60/3.70. Cows P/O/R/U €2.90/€3.00/€3.20/kg. Cattle prices continue to strengthen driven by tighter supplies and strong retail demand. Factories chasing tight supplies, offering deals which include the full cost of transport, removal of weight restrictions and additional price top ups. The supply […]

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