22 10 2015
IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney needs to make more changes to the Beef Data and Genomics Programme, clarify further issues to improve the scheme, and keep farmers on board to get the full benefits.
16 07 2015
IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the IFA campaign on the Beef Data and Genomics scheme has secured important changes and clarifications to the scheme, which will be very important in encouraging farmers to stay in the scheme.
IFA President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to establish the Working Group for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) without delay, to allow it address the technical and operational concerns of farmers with the scheme.
29 05 2015
IFA President Eddie Downey said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney cannot let another week go by and not respond to the real concerns of farmers, and make the necessary adjustments and flexibilities to the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme. He said TDs and Senators right across the country has expressed their support for the case being made by farmers and the Minister cannot continue to ignore this.