Over 37,800 cattle slaughtered last week


What are factories paying for stock this week?

Over 37,800 cattle slaughtered last week

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What are factories paying for stock this week?

37,893 cattle were slaughtered during the week commencing Monday, October 21st, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

Breakdown:

  • Young bulls: 2,882;

  • Bulls: 497;

  • Steers: 16,604

  • Cows: 7,080;

  • Heifers: 10,800.

  • Cumulative kill: 1,422,557.

Figures from the DAFM’s database indicates that 38,452 cattle were presented for slaughter during the same period last year.

Quotes

Once again, this week, a number of factories are prioritising steers and heifers and cattle at risk of going over-age, with beef cattle on a waiting list for processing.

It appears that base prices for steers and heifers are unchanged this week, with €3.45/kg being quoted for steers and between €3.50-€3.55/kg for heifers with one processor quoting €3.60/kg.

In the line of young bulls, prices are varied, with quotes ranging from €3.20-€3.55/kg.

Up to €2.60/kg is being offered for P grade cull cows, with up to €3.00/kg being offered by a number of plants for R grade cows.

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