“Minimum Increase Of 5c/kg Expected”

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Farmers protesting outside a Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork

This afternoon.

Further to this morning’s farmers’ protest outside a Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork this morning…

Claire McCormack, in Agriland, reports:

Meat processor ABP has confirmed that it will increase its base price for cattle next Monday, December 9.

AgriLand understands that a minimum increase of 5c/kg is expected.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Friday, December 6, a spokesperson for ABP confirmed the move, whilst also criticising the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) for staging a series of protests on the beef price issue over the last 48 hours.

The spokesperson said: “The company is at a complete loss to understand why Joe Healy, the outgoing IFA president, pursued a course of irresponsible, disruptive and illegal action at retail distribution centres this week.

“The Beef Taskforce met on Tuesday and Joe Healy and the IFA were fully aware that market indications pointed towards a cattle price increase in Ireland. This was reported extensively.”

ABP to increase base price for cattle next week (Agriland)

Earlier: Beefing Up

Pic: C103