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    Beef Prices

    Beef Prices

    The beef industry is in crisis – so say farmers who complain that the price being paid to them by meat factories has plummeted, leaving many of them struggling to make a living. The meat processors deny any agenda on their part, saying this is simply a case of over-supply and under demand for Irish beef as consumption across Europe falls. Keelin was joined in studio by IFA President, Eddie Downey and by Ciaran Fitzgerald, Chairman of Meat Industry Ireland.
    IFA President

    IFA President

    Last night Eddie Downey was elected  as the new President of the Irish Farmers Association. It’s a job he’ll hold for four years.  He’ll have a lot of issues to grapple with over that period but it looks like a vegetable price war will be top of his agenda in the early days at least. Yesterday it emerged that Lidl and Aldi  are selling fruit and vegetables at dramatically reduced prices in the run up to Christmas which is putting pressure on many growers, small green grocers and other supermarkets. Eddie Downey joined Sean this morning.

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