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Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members

  • Strong factory demand.
  • Prices up 5c/kg.
  • Steer base €3.75/kg.
  • Heifers €3.85/kg.
  • Young Bulls O/R/U €3.30-3.50/3.50-3.60/3.60-3.80/kg.
  • Cows €2.70/3.40/kg.
  • In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG
Steers Heifers Cows
Dunbia 375 385 270 – 330
Kepak Athleague 375 385 270 – 330
Moyvalley Meats 375 385 270 – 330
Euro Farm Foods 375 385 270 – 330
ABP Clones 375 385
Slaney Foods 375 385 270 – 330
Kepak Kilbeggan 375 385 270 – 330
Liffey Meats 375 385 270 – 330
Kildare Chilling 375 385 270 – 330
Dawn Ballyhaunis 375 385 270 – 330
Foyle Meats                               *+15c 300-380kgs 375* 380*
Ashbourne Meats 375 385 270 – 330
Meadowmeats Rathdowney 375 385 270 – 330
Charleville Foods 375 385 270 – 330
Kepak Watergrasshill 375 385 270 – 330
ABP Bandon 375 385 270 – 330
ABP Cahir 375 385 270 – 330
ABP Waterford 375 385 270 – 330
Dawn Grannagh 375 385 270 – 330
ABP Nenagh 375 385 270 – 330
Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise tonight (Mon), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts.

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Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture today, IFA President Joe Healy said IFA has calculated that beef farmers have already incurred Brexit losses of €101m since last Autumn. “Farmers cannot afford to carry this loss and it must be made good by the Government & EU Commission. We have already put this to Minister Creed and we are looking for the support of the Agriculture Committee,” he said.

Outlining the key points in the IFA Submission, Joe Healy said the FoodWise 2025 strategy has failed to address the income crisis for beef farmers and will have to be revisited.

“While the strategy has delivered substantial growth in the volume and value of beef output, it has not worked for farmers,” he said. Looking at data over the last seven years, beef exports have increased by €360m or 19%, but there has been no increase in cattle prices or farm incomes.

Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the Government must address the income crisis at farm level, and implement policies which will deliver profitability to beef and livestock farmers.

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said these policies have to be based on returning a beef price to farmers above the costs of production; securing a premium price for a quality product; delivering a fairer share of the consumer price back to the farmer; a strong CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) with targeted direct payments; and ensuring that the European and Irish beef sector are not undermined with sub-standard South American beef imports.

He asked the Committee & the Minister for Agriculture to request the intervention of the Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to carry out a report on the lack of competition in the beef processing sector.

In order to bring transparency to the sector, IFA has commissioned economist Jim Power to conduct an independent investigation into the impact of CAP policy; margins along the food supply chain; the value from all parts of the animal; the possibility of devising a formula for a beef price index; and costs of production at farm level.

IFA President Joe Healy said there was mounting farmer anger that Environment Minister Richard Bruton would support a call for teenagers to consume less meat and dairy products.

 

“This is not consistent with the dietary advice from the Department of Health. It is clear that many parents already find it challenging to ensure that their children eat a balanced diet.

 

This pack must be withdrawn and amended before it goes back into circulation.”

 

 

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members

  • Steer base €3.70/kg.
  • Heifers €3.80/kg.
  • Some €3.75 and €3.85.
  • Young Bulls O/R/U €3.30-3.50/3.50-3.60/3.60-3.80/kg.
  • Cows €2.70/3.30/kg.
  • In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG
Steers Heifers Cows
Dunbia 370 380 270 – 310
Kepak Athleague 370 380 270 – 310
Moyvalley Meats 370 380 270 – 310
Euro Farm Foods 370 380 270 – 320
ABP Clones 370 380
Slaney Foods 370 380 270 – 310
Kepak Kilbeggan 370 380 270 – 310
Liffey Meats 370 380 270 – 310
Kildare Chilling 370 380 270 – 310
Dawn Ballyhaunis 370 380 270 – 310
Foyle Meats                               *+15c 300-380kgs 375* 380*
Ashbourne Meats 370 380 270 – 320
Meadowmeats Rathdowney 370 380 270 – 310
Charleville Foods 370 380 260 – 310
Kepak Watergrasshill 370 380 260 – 310
ABP Bandon 370 380 260 – 310
ABP Cahir 370 380 260 – 310
ABP Waterford 370 380 260 – 310
Dawn Grannagh 370 380 260 – 310
ABP Nenagh 370 380 260 – 310
Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle

 


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