IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to our €3bn beef and livestock sector.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories over farmers and is totally unacceptable.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members
- Steer base €3.90/3.95/kg.
- Heifers €4.00/4.05/kg.
- Young Bulls O/R/U €3.50-3.60/3.70-3.80/3.80-3.90/kg.
- Cows €3.10/3.60/kg.
- In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dunbia||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kepak Athleague||390||400||310 – 360|
|Moyvalley Meats||390||400||310 – 360|
|Euro Farm Foods||390||400||310 – 360|
|Slaney Foods||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||390||400||310 – 360|
|Liffey Meats||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kildare Chilling||390||400||310 – 360|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||390||400||310 – 360|
|Ashbourne Meats||390||400||310 – 360|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||390||400||310 – 360|
|Foyle Meats *+15c 300-380kgs||385*||390*||310 – 360|
|Charleville Foods||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Bandon||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Cahir||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Waterford||390||400||310 – 360|
|Dawn Grannagh||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Nenagh||390||400||310 – 360|
|Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle|
05 06 2019
At IFA’s first regional information meeting in Claremorris for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund, there was backing for the six key principles that the IFA Livestock Committee and National Council set out for the distribution of the fund.