Finished cattle prices at Irish meat plants have stabilised after several weeks of recovery with R3 steers averaging €4.66/kg (ex. VAT) for the week ending 1 October 2023, a slight decrease from €4.68/kg during the corresponding week in 2022.
There was a particularly firm live export trade in 2023 with more than 320,000 cattle exported, according to live exports from Bord Bia.
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- The minister has committed to a payment of €200/suckler cow for 2023 and 2024.
- €20m in funding has been allocated for a new suckler cow scheme to run alongside the SCEP in 2024.
- €6.5m in funding has been allocated for a new dairy beef scheme for 2024.
- ICMSA continue to have on-going contact with DAFM, Bord Bia, and ICBF regarding suckler schemes and rights.
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