Thursday August 13, 2020

Irish agriculture at a crossroads as beef row drags on

The only outcome of allowing Irish farming to collapse inwards is the emergence of a form of corporate, factory farming which will change the style and quality of Irish produce

8th August, 2019
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Beef farmers have difficulty making breeding pay. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Thousands visit the show, held in the first week in August, and this year is no different. The Horse Show has always been perceived as a celebration of the Irish equine sports industry and has also provided an opportunity for horse breeders to sell their animals across the world. Now, the industry is struggling to employ people and smaller horse breeders are struggling to make sufficient margins from animals they produce.

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