Macra na Feirme President, Thomas Duffy from Virginia, feels an area of the Irish Beef Sector Agreement has been overlooked.

Following nearly 30 hours of talks over the weekend an agreement was reached by meat processors, some beef farmers, and farming organisations, which was outlined in a 4 page document.

The agreement has been described as ‘far from perfect’ by IFA President Joe Healy, with many farmers continuing protests outside meat factories.

However, Thomas Duffy feels that the matter of measures to increase animals from low to high grade has been overlooked because it’s not ‘urgent’, with much of the focus still on base price.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show this morning he stated going forward for younger farmers and the future of farming, it is the quality of cattle that has to change: