Why farmers have a beef with reducing the national herd

With production costs rising, pressure to produce more plant-based protein and calls for a reduction in the national herd, beef and dairy farmers fear they’ll get a raw deal in any new agricultural model

7th June, 2020
Why farmers have a beef with reducing the national herd
Thomas O’Connor: the beef farmer has a passion for raising good quality cattle, but ‘it’s getting tougher every year’

As a young beef farmer, Thomas O’Connor is somewhat unique.

“I’m 29 years of age and you would struggle to find farmers of my profile in beef,” he told the Business Post.

Like his peers, however, he is increasingly worried about his future.

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