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.
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.