Beef Farmers Should Bargain Hard for the Strongest Price

IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has advised farmers to bargain hard when selling cattle.

“The market is strong and demand is good, with agents actively seeking animals. €3.65/€3.70 is being paid out and farmers should continue to fight hard for price,” he said.

Brendan Golden said UK prices have increased slightly this week and there is good demand in both Northern Ireland and the UK.

Trade in marts is very positive and weanling sales are off to a good start.

The Livestock Chairman also reminded farmers who qualify for the Beef Finisher Payment scheme to apply.

“We want the €50m out to farmers as quickly as possible. The closing date is Sept 9th and I would encourage farmers to get their applications in promptly. All the details are available at,” he said.

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