Plenty of us want to support Irish farmers and get some premium meat but what if I told you that everything you knew about Irish lamb is a farce?
According to the latest figures, over 70 per cent of organic lamb produced on Irish farms isn't being sold as organic at all, and finds its way into the normal stock. So basically consumers are getting good meat and not paying for it. This is a massive disappointment for farmers who rely on profits from their premium product.
"To send lambs there I need to have a minimum of 30 in a batch, and meet a fella in Moate over 65km away, where a batch is assembled to head off to Wexford.
Mr King, who has been organic farming for eight years said, "I'm not crying about the situation, but I'd love to see something being done. I still believe in the system and am happy to be in it. It just needs someone to take it on."
Seems like more needs to be done to help out our farmers who are putting in so much effort without seeing the benefit.