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Listen: IFA Disappointed At Lack Of Price Increase For Beef Farmrers.

: 12/03/2019 - 15:51

The Irish Farmers Association says it's disappointed to walk away from today's Beef Market Taskforce meeting without a price increase for beef farmers.

Kildare IFA Chair, Brian Rushe, says "if factories truly want to repair the trust with farmers, they'll start by immediately paying a beef price  in line with the market.

The group called for an immediate and significant price increase to the amount they are being paid for beef products.

Today marked the first meeting of the Taskforce, which was forced to adjourn proceedings two months ago following a confrontation between farmers and meat industry representatives.

IFA President Joe Healy says they wasted no time in setting out their position for a price increase today, but walked away from the meeting empty handed:

16ifa.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett


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