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

@obraonain
17th February, 2019
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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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