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Beef Producers

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 19 May 1977

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25.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the returns achieved by beef producers.

36.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the current position of beef producers.

The profitability achieved by individual beef producers depends among other things on the system they use and the prices they have paid for stores and calves. But returns to producers who market their animals this year will be underpinned by intervention and a target price for premiums on average almost 14 per cent. higher than last year. This should be adequate to support efficient beef production.