Beef cow eating© Tim Scrivener
The prime cattle trade has leapt ahead of last year for the first time in 2016, after the steady improvement since the spring continued over the summer. The British all-prime deadweight average rose 4p/kg in the week ending 27 August, as prices hit 349p/kg, just ahead of the same period in 2015. Values shot up 14p/kg in August alone, with processors reportedly competing for the best cattle to meet retailers’ needs. See also: Tighter Irish beef supplies to ease pressure […]
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