Brexit may put beef farmers on the chopping block

Brexit may put beef farmers on the chopping block
Anti-Brexit protests: Irish TDs have watched the actions of the British House of Commons with ‘profound frustration and sadness’ Picture: Getty

Around 40 per cent of exported Irish beef ends up in Britain, but farmers face a huge financial loss in the event of a no-deal scenario

This is a worrying time for farmers in a country which is the fifth biggest beef exporter in the world. Some 90 per cent of the 1.75 million cattle slaughtered here each year are exported – and roughly 40 per cent of that exported beef goes to Britain.

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