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Beef markets

The latest industry data, analysis and insights from the beef sector to help inform your business decisions.

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For further information please view our monthly beef snapshot, an at-a-glance update on the latest trends in the beef markets.


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2 April 2020

Over the past four months deadweight cattle prices across Europe have largely been on the rise. However, in the most recent weeks prices have stabilised in euro terms.

1 April 2020

Average deadweight prime prices rose in the latest week, while cow prices fell.

1 April 2020

Brazilian beef exports have slowed this year, as it's main export regions tackle the coronavirus

1 April 2020

Coronavirus has not been positive for hide prices. The hide market had already been under pressure for some months, but further concerns about demand and the supply chain’s ability to keep running have pushed prices lower.

26 March 2020

The UK total cattle and calf population was down 1.6% year on year on 1 December 2019

26 March 2020

As a net exporter of beef, the Irish beef sector is sensitive to the overall level of demand, regardless of whether it is consumed in the home or out of it.


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