IFA call for factory prices to be increased for both cattle and sheep with immediate effect

The IFA are calling for factory prices to be increased for both cattle and sheep with immediate effect.

With Farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days.

With the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves on the sterling exchange rate, it’s clear the factories can pay a lot more according to the IFA.

Earlier our reporter John Lynch spoke with Leitrim Farmer, the Vice Chairman IFA Sheep National Sheep Committee Kevin Comiskey.

John begins by asking Mr Comiksey about the current state sheep prices.

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