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  IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said farmers and factories need to work together to steady the beef trade at this critical time.

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Steer base €3.60/3.65/kg. Heifers €3.60/3.65/kg. Young Bulls O/R/U €3.30-3.65/kg. Cows €2.80/3.30/kg. In-spec bonus 20c/kg for under 30 months and 8c/kg for 30 to 36 months. 12c/kg bonus for under 30 month steers and heifers grading O- and those with a fat class of 4+ that meet […]

Reacting to the announcement that marts are to close, IFA President Tim Cullinan said it was disappointing and another challenge to the trade, but emphasised that alternative safe arrangements can be put in place.

McDonalds is an important buyer of Irish beef. Their closure is a big blow to the sector. Unfortunately, it is reflective of what is happening across Europe where closures have had an impact on the food service sector. However, some of this has been mitigated by an increase in retail demand. IFA President Tim Cullinan wrote […]

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