'We are doing everything by the book but beef prices are hopeless' - Farmers on Mercosur deal
Farmers at the IFA protest outside the EU Parliament offices in Dublin voiced their concerns over the potential Mercosur trade deal.
Limousin suckler farmer, Caheragh, Cork
"This has to be tackled prior to Brexit as Brexit, as we all know, will put a serious dent in it. Britain will have a free hand very, very soon to purchase wherever they want to. Automatically, they will go for cheap food. An awful lot of people don't understand about the quality in our Irish food at the moment so I've no doubt the English don't understand about it either.
"We know the quality is below ours. However, the price is going to dictate where the consumer will go.
"If they can get 10kg of Brazilian beef for four or five kg of the Irish beef, they'll forget about quality."
Beef finisher/suckler farmer, Drinagh, West Cork