Over 38,000 cattle slaughtered last week


What are beef factories quoting for cattle this week?

Over 38,000 cattle slaughtered last week

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What are beef factories quoting for cattle this week?

Data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine indicates that 38,150 cattle were slaughtered during the week commencing October 14th.

Breakdown:

  • Young bulls: 2,850;

  • Bulls: 529;

  • Steers: 17,219;

  • Heifers: 10,486.

37,689 cattle were presented for slaughter during the week ending October 13th. 1,384,664 cattle have been slaughtered in Department of Agriculture-approved slaughtering plants, this year, as of the end of last week.

Quotes

Factories are quoting a base price of €3.45/kg-€3.50/kg for steers, with €3.50/kg-€3.55/kg being forked out for heifers, although one processing plant is paying up to €3.60/kg.

Between €3.10-€3.50/kg is available for young bulls while cull cows are ranging from €2.60-€3.00/kg.

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