August 11th 2014
ICSA president Patrick Kent has warned processors that the Russian ban on imports cannot justify any price cuts for beef.
“The reality is that the export ban will have minimal impact on Irish exports. To a large extent, the ban impacts most on east European countries and primarily affects pigmeat and dairy products. Farmers need to take a tougher line on beef price as the beef throughput remains under 30,000 a week and the reality is that beef supplies are likely to tighten in the medium term.”