It feels like, at long last, the beef market is thinking about turning a corner. Some would say, that unless that corner is made up of 180°, it won’t make much difference, but there does seem to be a slight glimmer of positivity creeping in, compared with what we’ve been experiencing all summer and autumn.

With Irish beef prices on a par with the Brazilians, one would hope that we’ve bottomed out and up is the only way it can go. There is, of course, no guarantee of that. There is reportedly good demand for cattle, but Irish factories are as of yet resisting upward pressure, unlike our Northern Ireland counterparts.