IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne has welcomed the release of an all-Irish cereal ration by Quinn’s of Baltinglass.
The Grain Chairman called on purchasers of livestock feed to choose the local, sustainable choice by supporting feed mills and merchants using native grains.
Mark Browne said, “With high quality Irish grain available at competitive prices, all feed mills need to maximise its use in livestock rations. Substituting imports for Irish native grains results in the loss of millions of euros to the rural economy and undermines Ireland’s green credentials”.
“The IFA Grain Committee will continue its campaign for the use of native grains and will be highlighting those feed mills not sourcing Irish grains. We will not tolerate a repeat of last season, when inferior quality feed ingredients such as some maize cargoes, were imported,” Browne said.