No new market will save Irish beef from Brexit – Meat Industry Ireland boss

No new market will save Irish beef from Brexit – Meat Industry Ireland boss


There is no silver bullet in terms of a new market that will save Ireland and the beef sector from the impact of a no-deal Brexit, Cormac Healy, director of Meat Industry Ireland (MII), told RTÉ’s Countrywide on Saturday morning.

He said while the industry has been working on market access to new markets, “none of those will act as a replacement in terms of volume or value for Irish beef”.

No silver bullet

“There is no silver bullet in terms of a new market that will save us. We now have a situation where processors are processing animals today and in the week we’re in, where some of that beef probably won’t be going into the UK market until after the 29 March, therefore we’re already into the risk period,” he said.

 

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Amy Forde