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"Perfect storm" drives up beef prices but farmers still selling below break-even point

Dec 4, 2020 11:07 By News Northern Sound
"Perfect storm" drives up beef prices but farmers still selling below break-even point
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A "perfect storm" is driving the price of beef up for local farmers. There's been an increase in demand from UK supermarkets for Irish

A "perfect storm" is driving the price of beef up for local farmers.

There's been an increase in demand from UK supermarkets for Irish meat, there's been a stockpiling of beef ahead of Brexit as well a short supply of cattle entering factories.

Adam Woods from the Irish Farmers Journal says prices have went up by around 20 cent, to €3.80 per kilo.

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However, Cavan native told Shannonside Northern Sound that prices still aren't at the break-even point.

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