Drought hits beef and lamb prices
Prices have come under significant pressure in recent weeks with higher numbers of under finished stock creating marketing challenges.
Factories chomping at the bit for China
While some have raised concerns that China will not be a major market for beef, factories have said they need more plants approved in order to meet demand.
'No magic solutions' for beef crisis - Department
Department officials were pressed for answers on low beef prices, issues around lairage capacity and supports for farmers post-Breixt.
Watch: Beef Plan Movement protest over exclusion from TB forum
Despite a meeting with Department officials last week, a request by the Beef Plan Movement to have representation at the TB stakeholder forum has been denied.