IFA Welcomes Resolution on Icbf Funding

IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA welcomed the agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and tag suppliers in relation to the funding of ICBF, announced by Minister Creed this week. He said this is a fair and proportional method of farmer funding for ICBF.

Joe Healy said farmer involvement and ownership in the national breeding organisation, ICBF, is essential in terms of driving strong independent breeding programmes which deliver the greatest possible genetic improvement for the commercial benefit of Irish farmers and also to maintain farmer control and ownership of the national data.

The IFA President said that it is crucial that ICBF continues to deliver real economic breeding benefits to all farmers in line with the progress over the past 15 years.

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