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Chairman IFA National Livestock Committee

  • Brendan Golden
  • 086-6017573

Brendan Golden is suckler beef farmer from Killala Co Mayo, finishing mainly steer and young bull beef. He also sells some finished cows and heifer weanlings. He farms 70 suckler cows on 80 ha of owned and rented land alongside his wife Ann and three sons.

The Chairman said the challenges in the beef and livestock sector are immense. He said never was it more important for Irish beef farmers to adopt the principles of Unity, Strength and Delivery to improve the income situation of farmers on the ground.

Brendan Golden’s key priorities for beef and livestock farmers include;

  • An immediate lift in cattle prices to restore viability and increase farm incomes
  • Restoring and maintaining strong direct payments in CAP 2020 and through Farm Schemes.
  • Protecting the beef sector against Brexit and other trade deals.
  • Defending EU production standards and grass-based systems on environmental, food safety and traceability grounds.
  • Maximising market access for beef and live exports.
  • Supporting and maintaining the national suckler cow herd.

IFA Director of Livestock

Kevin Kinsella

Kevin Kinsella is the Director of Livestock with the Irish Farmers’ Association.  He is a Board Member of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, Sheep Ireland, a member of the EU Commission Beef and Sheepmeat Advisory Committees, a member of the COPA/COGECA Beef and Sheep Working Parties in Brussels. He is also a member of the Bord Bia Technical Committees on Beef and Sheep Quality Assurance.

About the Livestock Committee

  • The National Livestock Committee fully represents the interests of the country’s 100,000 livestock farmers on all issues affecting members incomes and livelihoods.
  • Representing the largest number of farmers nationwide, the IFA National Livestock Committee comprises of 29 democratically elected members from each of the IFA’s County Executives.
  • The Committee undertakes this work at local, national, European and international level constantly analysing complex problems and issues, and proposing policies and solutions geared at meeting the interests of farmers.
  • The work of the Committee is very wide ranging from high level contacts at European level in meetings with Agricultural or Trade Commissioners on policy issues.

National Livestock Committee 2018

ROLE & COUNTY

NAME

MOBILE NO.
CHAIRMAN: Brendan Golden

086-6017573

VICE-CHAIRMAN Declan Hanrahan 087-9479971
CARLOW Paul Balfe

086-8338065

CAVAN Thomas Leonard

086-3350165

CLARE Thomas Lane

0872347314

CORK (W) Robert Ellis

087-2306590

CORK (N) Sheena McCarthy

086-2730363

CORK (C) Ivor Jeffery

087-6534573

DONEGAL Frank McClean

085-1072228

DUBLIN Laurence Ward

086-8369438

GALWAY Michael Flynn 086-8175116
KERRY Helen O’Mahony

087-2461714

KILDARE David Egar

087-2593236

KILKENNY Laurence McEvoy

087-7424067

LAOIS Declan Hanrahan

087-9479971

LEITRIM Adrian Kelly

086-8162595

LIMERICK Denis Duggan

086-8652424

LONGFORD Padraic Gerety

087-9161407

LOUTH Peter McEneaney Jnr

087-2793544

MAYO Brendan Golden

086-6017573

MEATH Eamonn Meade 086-8346017
MONAGHAN Eamon Markey

087-9960970

OFFALY James Bennett

086-9175434

ROSCOMMON John O’Beirne

086-8051315

SLIGO John H Graham 087-2381981
TIPP. NTH Tim Harty

087-9186611

TIPP. STH Edmond Burns

087-0524468

WATERFORD Pat Keane

087-2779647

WESTMEATH Donal Kenny

08-72730258

WEXFORD JJ Kavanagh

087-8226899

WICKLOW Sean Cooney

086-8362327

 

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