Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database shows that the beef kill, for the week commencing February 3rd, stood at 36,949.
- Young bulls: 5,050;
- Bulls: 536;
- Steers: 12,539;
- Cows: 7,110;
- Heifers: 11,654.
In terms of quotes, factories are paying a base of €3.65-€3.70/kg for steers, while heifers are ranged from €3.65-€3.75/kg.
Between €3.40-€3.65/kg is being quoted for young bulls, while cull cows are pushing from €2.90-€3.45/kg.
The IFA is reporting that some plants are paying 5-10c/kg above quotes.