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.
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.
IFA President Eddie Downey this week welcomed the new Beef Data and Genomics Scheme, saying IFA lobbied hard to secure the annual funding of €52m. He said Minister Coveney must ensure that applications are sent out to all farmers immediately and there are no delays in processing so payments are made to suckler farmers by the end of this year, as promised.