Local beef farmers losing up to €400 a head

Local beef farmers are losing up to €400 a head on cattle this spring, prompting protests and calls for supports for the sector.

The IFA protested outside a Cabinet meeting in Cork this week, with the Beef Plan Movement planning another outside an event to be attended by the Agriculture Minister next week.

It’s planning to picket outside the Farmers Journal Beef Summit in Galway, with Minister Michael Creed among those to address attendees. Farmers are calling for urgent support for the sector. Beef Editor with the Farmers Journal Adam Woods explained more on The Wider View this afternoon: