Farm incomes a big worry among farmers at Ploughing Championships

Tens of thousands of people have descended on Tullamore County Offaly for day two of the Ploughing Championships.

Farm incomes have been a big concern among those attending the event.

Some farmers say it has been a tough year.

They said: "I like to come here to get the mood of farming, too. The mood of farming is downbeat at the moment.

"Prices are very bad, the price of dairy stock is very bad, and the price of milk is very bad."

It isn't only dairy prices that are worrying farmers.

Another farmer said: "The weather, and of course the beef price since Brexit. The factory reduced prices straight away after that, so it has been a difficult year alright."

It comes as the Irish Examiner ICMSA Farming Poll revealed

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