Brexit: a short term extension is worthless to farmers
Phelim O'Neill says the best option for Irish farmers would be if the UK decided to remain within the EU, but that is unlikely.
Sucklers still have a place in NI farming
A well run suckler system is able to generate a positive margin before direct payments.
Taking the egg out of the omelette is proving difficult – if not impossible
Irish farmers may have to pay more to get into a market that would be worth less – tariffs would drive up the cost of business.
Brexit prediction is a dangerous occupation
Prediction is a dangerous occupation in this shambolic environment, but it looks, on Wednesday afternoon, as if extension is the most likely outcome.