With the Scottish beef industry intent on retaining coupled payments targeted at suckler cows after Brexit, the National Beef Association (NBA) in NI is to consider whether it will lobby for a similar payment here.

Raising the issue at the NBA annual general meeting held earlier this week, NBA chief executive Chris Mallon pointed out that while World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules limit the extent to which headage payments can be used, there is wriggle room.