IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the decision from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to provide €300,000 grant aid for livestock marts to assist in the purchase of new display units, which will be used to provide critical real time market information on animals for sale, including details on breeding and residencies.
06 05 2016
The roll-out of general training to all BDGP Participants will begin this week. Participation in the training is a requirement of the scheme and will provide farmers with information on the scheme requirements at farm level and on genomics and breeding selection.
Speaking following the first meeting of the Department of Agriculture Beef Data and Genomics Scheme (BDGP) Monitoring Committee, IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said IFA raised all of the key issues for farmers at the meeting including payments, processing, star ratings, genotyping, tags and the six-year rule.