VIDEO: ‘There will not be farmers who will want to undertake producing suckler or beef animals’

“At the moment, farmers are getting between €3.50 and €3.55, and they need €4.00/kg to break even"

Further subsides for sucklers ‘a waste of time’ if ‘massive profiteering’ is not addressed – ICSA

“When you look at how much meat can be got from a suckler-type heifer, it’s beggars’ belief that the suckler farming sector is on its knees"

Retailers making ‘substantial’ mark-ups on heifers destined for supermarket shelves

“There is a lot of extra value in the suckler animal that current beef grid price does not reward”