How many cattle were processed last week?


What are factories paying for cattle this week?

How many cattle were processed last week?

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What are factories paying for cattle this week?

Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine show that 39,965 cattle were slaughtered during the week commencing December 2nd.

Breakdown:

  • Young bulls: 4,617;

  • Bulls: 592;

  • Steers: 14,863;

  • Cows: 8,381;

  • Heifers: 11,419.

Cumulative beef kill (including last week’s throughput):

  • Young bulls: 197,571;

  • Bulls: 33,362;

  • Steers: 599,391;

  • Cows: 331,309;

  • Heifers: 479,095;

  • Total: 1,654,607.

Factory quotes

Steer base prices are ranging from €3.45-€3.50/kg, while factories are forking out between €3.50-€3.60/kg for heifers. Beef processing plants are quoting between €2.60-€3.20/kg for cull cows.

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