Brazilian-owned food company Pilgrim’s Pride has acquired NI poultry processor Moy Park for £1bn (€1.1bn or $1.3bn).The beef trade is unchanged on last week, with factories anxious to maintain throughput.Weather will remain very unsettled up to and including Thursday, but early indications are that it will improve by next weekend.Henry Judge is a beef farmer who has not used a calving jack in 20 years and gets €5.50/kg from the factory. He is also the owner of Ella, the world’s smallest cow.Contracts between primary producers and processors need to be looked at quite seriously for the beef sector, IFA chief economist Rowena Dwyer has said.
Photo of the day
Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk, here is our photo of the day:
This ram was snapped at the Kelso tup sales in Scotland.