Talks aim to resolve beef prices dispute

Talks aim to resolve beef prices dispute

Talks will begin later today between representatives of the meat industry, the Beef Plan Movement, as well as farming representatives and Government agencies, in an effort to resolve a dispute over beef prices.

On Friday, nationwide pickets of meat plants across the country by members of the movement were suspended pending the outcome of the discussions.

For several weeks, Beef Plan Movement members and individual farmers have been protesting outside meat factories to highlight their concerns about low beef prices.

They say their sector is in crisis with beef and suckler farmers incurring losses of between €150 and €200 per animal.

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Will Goodbody