It is being reported that an agreement in principle has been reached by Meat Industry Ireland (MII) on some of the talking points in the beef stakeholder talks.
According to Agriland, it was agreed at the talks, which began at 2:00 pm on Monday, and lasted for more than 12 hours, that animals should be weighed prior to slaughter.
This would allow farmers to see the kill-out percentage on all animals, Agriland said.
MII has confirmed that it will provide this weighing service on request, at a nominal charge.
MII also agreed that, when an agreement is finalised between processor and supplier on the terms of sale, it can be confirmed in writing upon request.
This is so that farmers do not need to fear the pushing out of killing dates after a deal has been made.
The beef talks are due to resume on Monday, 19 August.
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