The price isn’t right – ICMSA


The chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee has said that farmers are “absolutely entitled” to expect a steady rise in beef prices from this week right up to the Christmas period.  

  Des Morrison said: “Conditions, prices and patterns practically exactly mirror those that applied last year when R3 steer and heifer prices rose week-on-week over the same period ending up 30c per kg at the year’s end”.  

  Mr. Morrison said that figures for the UK were positive and while the kill figures are up on the same period last year, there was “absolutely no reason why factories are continuing to pay the current unjustifiably low prices unless they had made a conscious decision to do so”.