Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database indicate that 40,214 cattle were slaughtered during the week commencing November 25th.
- Young bulls: 4,276;
- Bulls: 566;
- Steers: 15,662;
- Cows: 8,090;
- Heifers: 11,534.
- Cumulative: 1,614,642
Beef processing plants are quoting a base of €3.45-€3.50/kg for steers this week, while heifers are making between €3.50-€3.60/kg.
Young bulls are ranging from €3.20-€3.55/kg, while reports suggest that between €2.60-€3.20/kg is available for cull cows.