Beef: 15 cent/kg lost between RTE & Roscommon

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Speaking in the Dáil tonight I questioned how Mr. Cormac Healy of Meat Industry Ireland on RTE’s Sean O’Rourke programme said that €3.60/kg for R3 grade cattle was available as a base price and he pointed out that this was the EU average at present.

Yet the best quote that farmers in County Roscommon & Galway can get in €3.45/kg.

So where has the extra 15 cent/kg for beef gone?