Scottish beef farmers up in arms at low prices

Scottish beef farmers up in arms at low prices


Scottish beef producers were up in arms as deadweight prices saw a substantial drop on the back of Brexit fueled uncertainty and oversupply.

Farmers have been struggling to book cattle into abattoirs, with liveweight markets also feeling the pressure.

Another factor has come into play with Irish farmers potentially benefitting from a €100 million EU package originally aimed at compensating them for an expected drop in prices when the UK left the EU on March 31.

As Brexit did not happen as planned, there is now confusion about how the package will be distributed.

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Ewan Pate