Donegal farmers paying €1,000 more per year than Northern farmers for medicines

The Deputy President of the ICMSA has estimated that farmers in the Republic milking 70 cows are paying up to €1,000 more annually for veterinary medicines than their counterparts in Northern Ireland.

The ICMSA price survey involved comparisons with veterinary practices throughout the Republic and similar outlets in Coleraine and Fermanagh.

Deeputy President of the ICMSA, John Comer said, based on direct price comparisons for identical branded veterinary products, farmers in the Republic were paying, in some cases, 58 per cent more.