The Irish Farmers Association says it’s disappointed to walk away from today’s Beef Market Taskforce meeting without a price increase for beef farmers.
The group called for an immediate and significant price increase to the amount they are being paid for beef products.
Today marked the first meeting of the Taskforce, which was forced to adjourn proceedings two months ago following a confrontation between farmers and meat industry representatives.
Speaking to Ocean FM News before today’s meeting, IFA Presidential candidate John Coughlan said the future of many Irish farmers will be decided by the eventual outcome of the talks.
IFA President Joe Healy says they wasted no time in setting out their position for a price increase today, but walked away from the meeting empty handed: