Representatives from five farming unions, including the Irish Farmers Association, met on Wednesday afternoon (26 October) to discuss current problems facing the beef industry.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Richard Haddock, NFU livestock board chairman, said the meeting had been called so that the NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru, Ulster Farmers Union and IFA could start to operate with more unity.

“We will hear a situation report from each country and a proposed action plan for each country.

We will also be looking into the possibility of running a beef and sheep campaign aimed at consumers this autumn,” he said.

For further details of the meeting visit www.fwi.co.uk