Beef factories have continued to turn up the heat, with a further 5c/kg knocked off base quotes for steers and heifer this week.
Heifers are being quoted at €3.60-€3.65/kg, while base quotes for steers have dropped to €3.50-€3.55/kg.
Factories are purchasing P grade cows at €2.80/kg; however, some plants are offering less. €2.80-€2.90/kg is being quoted for O grades, while €2.90-€3.00/kg is available for R grade culls with some plants paying an extra 5c/kg.
Processors are quoting €3.50-€3.55/kg for young bulls, with between €3.50-€3.60/kg available for R and U grades.