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Deal Reached Between Meat Industry And Farm Organisations

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

4:19 PM - 15 Sep 2019



Agreement's been reached between Meat Industry Ireland representatives and farm organisations in the beef dispute.

In a statement, the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed says the talks have ended this afternoon.

They've agreed on a two strand agreement for the reform of the Irish beef sector.

The deal involves a number of interventions, to provide immediate benefit for beef producers, as well as a range of strategic steps to address structural imbalances in the sector.

The minister says a number of actions in the area of market transparency, beef promotion and strengthening the position of the farmer in the supply chain were agreed.

A Beef Market Task Force will also be set up to develop a sustainable pathway for the future of the beef sector - in terms of economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Macra na Feirme President Thomas Duffy has welcomed the programme.

He said: "Almost €24m of new money into the pockets of struggling beef farmers is worth supporting.

"It has been a long and difficult series of talks over the past month.

"We particularly welcome the increases in bonus payments which will bring over 150,000 animals into bonus payment territory."



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