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Chairman IFA Pigs Committee

Pat Flaherty

  •  Pat O’Flaherty
  •  087-2568337

Pat farms in Rathangan, Co. Kildare and supplies Quality Assured DNAcertified pigs to Rosderra Meats in Edenderry, Co. Offaly.  Pat is a graduate of the UCD School of Agriculture and was the Vice Chairman of the IFA National Pigs and Pig meat Committee immediately prior to his election.  He has been an active member of the committee since 2006 and during that time Pat worked on various issues including Environment and Pig Health.  These remain pertinent issues for the committee and Pat aims to reduce the bureaucracy on pig farms further while driving Irish pig production to be as efficient as possible through various initiatives.

Read a profile of the pig sector by Pat O’Flaherty

Executive Secretary IFA Pigs Committee

Picure: Finbarr O'Rourke

Amii graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Animal Science before completing a research masters also though UCD on pig growth.  Amii has also completed the Bord Bia/Smurfit School Food Industry Strategic Growth Programme and is Nuffield Scholar.  Before Joining IFA, Amii lectured in the UK.

Since 2006 Amii has worked as the Executive of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s National Pigs and Pig meat Committee.  In Brussels she is a member of the EU Commission Pigs and Pig meat Advisory Committee and a member of the COPA/COGECA Pig meat working Party as well as Secretary of the National Pig Health Council.   Amii is a member of the Agricultural Science Association and a committee member of Nuffield Ireland

About the Pigs & Pigmeat Committee

  • The members of the Committee are elected by members in three regions North, Mid and South (8 per region)
  • The most important issues include pig prices, feed prices, legislation (welfare, environment), education, training & promotion
  • The Committee developed a world first DNA traceability programme ‘DNAcertified’ that allows the IFA to clearly identify where consumers are being misled in relation to the origin of their pig meat products

Pigs Committee 2015

ROLE & GROUP

NAME

MOBILE

CHAIRMAN

Pat O’Flaherty

087-2568337

North Region:

Vincent Conefrey

086-2240062

Oliver Leddy

086-3817650

Howard McCollum

086-6185572

Michael Maguire

086-8240300

Brian Brady

086-8517009

Brendan Doherty

086-8291444

Michael McDonnell

086-2589968

Donal Brady

087-2589511

 Mid Region Roy Gallie

086-8242009

Joseph Healy

087-2511277

Colin Marry

087 2488792

Con O’Kelly

086-2579056

Bernard Gilsenan

087-2700245

Paul Tully

086-2310041

Rose Fryday

086-2548485

 South Region David Tyndall

086-8790233

Tom Sherman

086 8338413

Philip O’Brien

086-8237676

Michael O’Doherty

087-6526662

Tom Hogan

087-2658637

Colm Ryan

087-9620306

Richard Norton

086-2402570

Denis Nyhan

086-3791064

Co-op’s

John Ryan

086-2528329

Richard Kingston

087-2681602

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