Europe’s top six most expensive beef countries all witnessed prime deadweight cattle prices slide week ending 13 September.
Northern Ireland saw the greatest drop of 13.2 per cent, settling at 448 cents per kilo as GB prices lost 7.6 cents to 485.8 cents per kilo.
Sweden, France, Ireland and Luxembourg all lost ground from being above €4 per kilo. Luxembourg’s average was back 8.3 cents to 393.4 cents per kilo.
The average EU R3 heifer price for the week slid 6.5 cents per kilo to 393.7 cents, marginally ahead of Luxembourg’s mean value.
Bottom of the EU-16 were Poland, Czech Republic and Lithuania. Average Lithuanian prices plummeted 38.3 cents per kilo to 230.1 cents.