UFU asks for meat price rise

By Nicholas Robinson

- Last updated on GMT

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Northern Irish farmers’ union, the Ulster Farmers Union, has called for better lamb marketing and stronger prices for the meat as Easter approaches.

The call was made by UFU president Harry Sinclair following a sheep summit in Brussels.

According to Sinclair, lamb prices in Northern Ireland have been hit hard over the last year, but have improved in recent weeks. However, he added: “Sheep producers across Northern Ireland continue to struggle with rising input costs and their profit margins are being squeezed significantly.

“The 50% drop in farm incomes last year is a stark reminder of the serious situation facing farmers across the province and in the case of sheep farmers, we want to see a farm gate price that is reflective of the Easter lamb market.”

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