20 Sep 2018
WINTER FINISHERS NEED CONTRACT PRICESCattle
Speaking at the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories needed to come forward with viable contract prices for winter beef finishers.
He said in the current uncertainty with Brexit and loss-making beef prices, finishers were unable to carry the full risk with winter finishing.
Angus Woods said “some of the larger finishers were getting contract prices or arrangements based on bonuses above base prices”. He said these need to be more widely available to farmers.