Beef cattle in market pens© Tim Scrivener
Beef prices have fallen sharply over the past two weeks, with the R4L steer average losing 6.5p/kg, to 351.3p/kg in the week to 12 December. The all-steer average lost 7.1p/kg over the same period, to 339.3p/kg – 16.3p below the same time last year. “Reports suggest that as Christmas draws nearer, the balance has tipped into processors’ favour,” said a report by AHDB Beef and Lamb. “The adequate numbers in the pipeline has definitely cooled the trade, with processors now […]
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