Winter 2017 off-season bonus

Richard Milligan, Roberstown, Co.Kildare moves his Hereford cross beef stock to a strip of fresh ‘Stego’ fodder rape. The animals on average are 20 month old and will be slaughtered in the Spring

A restructuring of our bonus scheme is necessary to match the seasonal supply nature of our Hereford cattle with the all year round demand for our Certified Irish Hereford Prime beef. We are moving to a new simplified off season bonus structure from Week 41, the 9th of October 2017. The same range of qualifying carcase weights and grades apply as before and in addition we are also rewarding the better grading carcases with an additional bonus top-up.

Download Booking Form Winter 2017  >>>

Download BONUS payments 2017 – 2018  >>>

How it works:

  • Cattle needed to be booked in with us by the deadline dates (October 9th 2017 for the Winter 2017 off season) on the Booking Form or via email to info@irishherefordprime.com.
  • Bookings for each week are on a first come, first served basis and as each week is filled the next available week will be offered
  • Tag number of animals need to be entered on the reverse of the booking form or please complete the ICBF form.
  • Our bonus payments are outlined below and pre-booking is required for Week 44-52 to be eligible for the Winter 2017 off-season bonus. The standard bonus only will apply to all qualifying Hereford cattle if they are not booked in for the off season bonus.
Winter Off-Season Bonus 2017 Summer Off-Season Bonus 2018
Week Date Bonus Type Week Date Bonus Type
Wk 40-43 02/10/2017 10 c/kg Standard Wk 1 -17 01/01/2018 12 c/kg Standard
Wk 44 30/10/2017 12 c/kg Off-Season Wk 18 30/04/2018 14 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 45 06/11/2017 14 c/kg Off-Season Wk 19 07/05/2018 16 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 46 13/11/2017 14 c/kg Off-Season Wk 20 14/05/2018 18 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 47 20/11/2017 16 c/kg Off-Season Wk 21 21/05/2018 20 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 48 27/11/2017 16 c/kg Off-Season Wk 22 28/05/2018 20 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 49 04/12/2017 16 c/kg Off-Season Wk 23 04/06/2018 20 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 50 11/12/2017 14 c/kg Off-Season Wk 24 11/06/2018 20 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 51 18/12/2017 14 c/kg Off-Season Wk 25 18/06/2018 18 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 52 25/12/2017 12 c/kg Off-Season Wk 26 25/06/2018 18 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 27 02/07/2018 16 c/kg Off-Season
Bookings by Monday 9th October 2017 Wk 28 09/07/2018 14 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 29 16/07/2018 12 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 30 23/07/2018 12 c/kg Off-Season
Wk 31-43 31/07/2018 10 c/kg Standard
Booking by Monday 16th April 2018

 

 

Qualifying grades and weights

Carcase weight: 220kg to 380kg

Confirmation: O= or better (O- heifer only)

Fat Score: 2+ to 4+

 

An all year round confirmation grade top-up will apply to all qualifying Hereford animals as follows:

All U grades – plus 6 c/ kg on top of Irish Hereford Prime bonus

All R+ grades – plus 4 c/kg on top of Irish Hereford Prime bonus

All R- & R= grades – plus 2c/kg on top of Irish Hereford Prime bonus