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IFA President Joe Healy has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the €100m BEAM (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) before the closing date of Sun, September 8th.

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IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission.

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Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members

  • Steer base €3.45/3.50/kg.
  • Heifers €3.55/3.60/kg.
  • Young Bulls O/R/U €3.20-3.55/kg.
  • Cows €2.80/3.30/kg.
  • In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG
Steers Heifers Cows
Dunbia 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Kepak Athleague 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Moyvalley Meats 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Euro Farm Foods 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
ABP Clones 345/350 355/360
Slaney Foods 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Kepak Kilbeggan 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Liffey Meats 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Kildare Chilling 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Dawn Ballyhaunis 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Ashbourne Meats 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Meadowmeats Rathdowney 345/350 355/360 280 – 330
Foyle Meats                               *incl 10c 300-380kgs China approved 350* 355* 280 – 325
Charleville Foods 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
Kepak Watergrasshill 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
ABP Bandon 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
ABP Cahir 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
ABP Waterford 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
Dawn Grannagh 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
ABP Nenagh 345/350 355/360 270 – 320
Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle

At the conclusion of the beef talks this morning, IFA President Joe Healy said despite movement on a number of issues, beef farmers will be disappointed that there is no increase on the main issue of beef prices. He said the fact that the talks took place on the precondition that price would not be discussed was ignoring the elephant in the room.

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At the conclusion of day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has agreed to get involved directly in the talks with a view to resolving the outstanding issues, especially around the 30-month age limit.

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