09 Oct 2014
NEW EU COMMISSION COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL PRODUCTS ELECTS IFA LIVESTOCK LEADER AS CHAIRMANBrussels
IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Henry Burns has been elected Chairman of the important new EU Commission Civil Dialogue Group on Animal Products at a meeting in Brussels today.
The IFA livestock leader was previously Chairman of the EU Commission Advisory Group on Beefmeat since 2013, and has now been elected as the new Chairman of the broader group on Animal Products covering beef, sheep and other animal products.
Today in Brussels, Henry Burns chaired his first meeting of the Animal Products Group covering sheepmeat, which was also attended by IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey.
Henry Burns said the new EU Commission Civil Dialogue Groups involves Europe wide farmer representatives from COPA-COGECA, industry and consumer representatives as well as EU Commission officials.
He said the new Groups have a vital role to play in developing and shaping EU policy across all of the key animal products sectors and keeping the Commission well informed of the views of farmers and the wider industry.