Flat prices giving farmers ‘the best of both worlds’

The feeling that grid-based prices are rapidly becoming redundant was underlined by a farmer in the west, who told me he was offered three different flat prices by his local factory, based entirely on breed.

he breakdown was: Angus €5.00/kg, Herefords €4.80/kg, and €4.70 for the mix of primarily continentals with a few Friesians thrown in.