After two and a half years of refusing to accept Irish beef because of BSE fears, Chinese authorities have lifted their ban, allowing for the resumption of Irish beef exports to the world's most populous country.

The re-opening of the Chinese market, after a lot of hard work, presents the beef sector with a huge opportunity in what was a market showing strong growth potential before the suspension of access in May 2020.

IFA Livestock Chairman and North Mayo native Brendan Golden said the long-awaited re-opening of the Chinese market to Irish beef is significant and we must see the benefits of this renewed access directly in stronger beef prices for cattle finishers.

He said the production costs on beef farms are well documented and beef prices must now push on to offset these costs.

He has been giving more details to Midwest News.


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