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IFA Grain Committee Chairman

  • Mark Browne
  • 087 2703585

National Grain Executive

Pat joined the IFA in 2013.  He holds a degree in Commercial Horticulture from UCD and has worked in the mushroom industry for the past 14 years. He has held positions in technical sales, mushroom growing and mushroom compost manufacturing.

Previous to that he spent a number of years working in general agriculture roles with Teagasc and private consultants.

About the Grain Committee

  • The National Grain Committee represents Ireland’s 13,000 cereal growers.
  • Its members are elected by IFA’s 25 county executives
  • The most important issues include feed grains, peas, beans and oilseed prices and malting barley premium.
  • The Committee was instrumental in developing price risk management tools for malting barley growers to minimise grain price volatility.

Grain Committee 2017

ROLE & COUNTY NAME MOBILE NO.
CHAIRMAN: Mark Browne 087 2703585
VICE-C’MAN George Mason 086 8116376
CARLOW: George Hatton 087 2527285
CORK (W): David O’Brien 086 8554026
CORK (N): Liam Dorgan 087 6533294
CORK (C): James Hegarty 086 8152557
DONEGAL: Peter Lynch 087 4198978
DUBLIN: Patrick Dehaene 087 2595722
GALWAY: John Daly 087 2547768
KERRY: Eamonn McElligott 087 2847700
KILDARE: Robert Chambers 086 3895975
KILKENNY: Timmy Byrne 086 8271688
LIMERICK: Shay Galvin 087 6167537
LONGFORD: Anthony Reynolds 086 8548115
LOUTH: John Carroll 086 2489212
LAOIS: Kieran McEvoy 086 6036352
MAYO: James Murray 087 9803090
MEATH: Dermot Ward 087 6788899
OFFALY: Joe Bracken 086 2521704
ROSCOMMON: Mervyn Auchmuty 087 6676288
TIPP. NTH: Philip Tierney 087 6898901
TIPP. STH: George Mason 086 8116376
WATERFORD: Ned Morrissey 086 2666604
WESTMEATH: Chris Dolan 087 9135141
WEXFORD: Mark Browne 087 2703585
WEXFORD: John Murphy 087 2028148
WICKLOW: James Hill 086 2622834
(Peas & Beans) Brian Lazenby 087 9508146
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