The Irish Farmers Association says the beef industry still needs to deliver better prices for its members after an agreement was reached at overnight talks.
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says a number of key deals were reached – including a stay on price penalties based on weight until the end of next year.
They also agreed there will be no dual base pricing for breed age or weight – and processors will provide a price incentive for steers and heifers from Quality Assured farms.
The IFA says the agreement proves its protests outside factories in recent weeks sent a message to the industry.
Association President Eddie Downey says his members still need to see movement on price to prevent further demonstrations.