Monday February 24, 2020

Chairman of new beef group blasts ‘irrelevant’ IFA Threat to cut off cattle sales to factories in price row

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th February, 2019
Eamon Corley, chair of Beef Plan Ireland, says factory gate prices are back to 1980s levels

The chairman of a new beef farmers movement has said that it is the new voice for the sector instead of the “irrelevant” Irish Farmers Association (IFA).

The rise of Beef Plan Ireland is a threat to the IFA’s dominance, with farmers turning out for its meetings at marts around the country.

Its chairman Eamon Corley, who is a suckler-cow farmer in Meath, said the IFA had lost the support of...

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