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Have a look at the prices paid for steers, heifers and cows this week. 

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IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed can no longer ignore the major cuts in cattle prices at the meat factories that have left beef farmers facing losses this year.

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IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said he met a lot of cattle farmers at the Tullamore Show who are very annoyed with the recent price cuts from the factories and fail to understand why the factories are cutting prices when the UK market and sterling are so strong.

 

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IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to take immediate action to address the beef sector issues and meet with the Northern Ireland Minister Michele O Neill to remove the artificial blockages being put in the way of the live export trade to Northern Ireland.

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IFA President Eddie Downey led an IFA delegation including National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns in a meeting with the Ulster Farmers Union in Dublin this week where the current problems on beef prices and specifications both North and South were discussed. The UFU were represented by their President Harry Sinclair, Deputy President Ian Marshall and Chief Executive Clarke Black.

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