There is no room on the EU market for additional beef imports from Brazil or South America and it would be totally unacceptable to include beef in any trade deal offer by the EU to the Mercosur trading bloc in light of the uncertainty around Brexit, IFA President Joe Healy has said.
Stronger action at EU and Government level is required to address the ongoing income challenges in the beef and sheep sectors, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the Farmers Journal open day on the Tullamore suckler and sheep farm.
29 06 2017
IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Angus Woods said the lower quotes offered by meat factories this week are not reflective of the strong market sentiment that exists in the UK and EU beef markets.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices have risen a further 5 to 10c/kg this week, with the base price for steers at €3.90/kg and €3.95/kg paid. He said the base price for heifers has also moved on to €4.00/kg and some incidences of €4.05/kg being paid.