Beef cattle© Tim Scrivener
Plunging cattle prices have made Northern Ireland’s beef farmers millions of pounds a week worse off than last year. Prime values in the first quarter have been more than 45p/kg lower than in 2015, denting producers’ incomes.  The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has warned beef prices were already not viable and processors were talking the trade down, at the farmers’ expense. “Losses on this scale are undermining producer confidence and creating uncertainty about what the future holds for family farms,” […]
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