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Beef Farmers Short-Changed By €6M A Week - IFA

300 farmers gathered in Portlaoise last night to discuss the issue.

The IFA is telling beef farmers they're being short-changed by €6m a week.

After 300 farmers gathered for a meeting on the issue at the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise last night.

The Bord Bia beef market tracker suggests Irish prices are at least 50 cent behind the export benchmark price.

IFA President, Tommevara's Tim Cullinan says "it's totally unacceptable".

Beef farmers were always told if they sold quality assured produce, they'd get a premium price, but that's no longer the case.

That's according to South Leinster Regional Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association, Francie Gorman, who says fewer farmers are buying cattle.

The Ballinakill man says that gap has to be bridged:

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