24 10 2017
IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s first visit to France today to meet President Emmanuel Macron is an opportunity to discuss the Mercosur negotiations and strongly support the tough stance taken by President Macron.
IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said IFA has been in contact with the FNO (French Sheep Farmers Association) and Bord Bia over concerns regarding disturbances on the French market for Irish lamb. He said supplies remain very tight at the factories here and prices are at €4.70 to tops of €4.80/kg this week. In addition, he said the store trade in the marts remains very buoyant keeping a solid floor in the market.