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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   Steers Heifers Cows Dunbia 390 400 310 – 360 Kepak Athleague 390 400 310 – 360 Moyvalley Meats 390 400 310 – 360 […]

  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.

IFA President Joe Healy said the National Farm Survey results published today expose the fragility of farm incomes and should serve as a ‘wake up’ call at EU and Government level.

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