Local IFA chairman says he’d support any farmer wanting to go back to factory gates

A local IFA chairman says he’d support any farmer who wants to go back to the factory gates.

Ulster-North Leinster Regional Chairman Nigel Renaghan said the talks with Meat Industry Ireland were a “last stand” and he was very disappointed that more didn’t come from them.

He said farmers want to work on their land and get paid fairly for what they do.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Nigel Renaghan said the price paid for beef is still the key issue that needs to be solved.

He also criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for opposing the Mercosur trade deal because of Amazon rainforest fires, but not standing up for Irish farmers.