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Beef Crisis Warning After Food Exports Announcement

14 January 2014

IRELAND – Irish livestock sector representatives have said that Bord Bia’s food export figures are masking beef sector woes.

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has welcomed Board Bia’s €10 million food and drink export figure but urged people not to ignore the current ‘crisis’ in beef.

ICSA beef chairman Edmond Phelan said, “Despite the positive figures, realistically, it is highly unlikely that the strong performance of meat and livestock will be seen again unless we can solve the bull beef crisis.

“If beef producers can’t get their bulls processed and there are no export markets for them, the news will be far from positive going forward.”

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