Weanling prices back by €120-€160/head


“When the finisher sneezes, it’s the suckler farmer that gets the flu.”

Weanling prices back by €120-€160/head

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“When the finisher sneezes, it’s the suckler farmer that gets the flu.”

ICSA suckler chair - John Halley - has said he will be batting for suckler farmers to get their “fair share” of the €100m Brexit support package.

“Since March 2017, weanlings have been back 30-40 cent/kg - that equates to losses of between €120-€160/head for top-quality weanlings.”

“While finishers are able to cut their cloth according to their measure when they go back to the ring, suckler farmers are not so fortunate as they just have to take what they can get."

Protect suckler farmers

He noted that if finishers don’t have the raw material to work with then the finisher will have to produce calves themselves.

“It is imperative that the suckler farmer is protected and the losses they have suffered must be taken into consideration when the support funds are being allocated.”

“When the finisher sneezes, it’s the suckler farmer that gets the flu,” he concluded.

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