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€1.6billion: the potential impact of Covid-19 on 2020 farm incomes

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Trying to stop the spread: Tuam mart worker Darren Hession washes his hands to before entering the sales ring to comply with Covid-19 restrictions

Trying to stop the spread: Tuam mart worker Darren Hession washes his hands to before entering the sales ring to comply with Covid-19 restrictions

Trying to stop the spread: Tuam mart worker Darren Hession washes his hands to before entering the sales ring to comply with Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 could cost Irish farmers up to €1.6 billion in terms of reduced incomes this year, Teagasc has warned.

Beef farms are the most exposed to the impact of the pandemic, with incomes potentially collapsing by almost 80pc should factory prices for cattle drop back by 20pc.


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