20 FEBRUARY 2017
ICSA is holding a public meeting to discuss the high levels of TB reactors in Co Wicklow and how this ties in with the expanding deer population. Tom Stephenson, ICSA national executive representative in Wicklow, has described the problem as having reached a tipping point.
The public meeting will take place this Thursday 23 February in The Glen Lounge, the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow at 8pm.
Guest speakers on the night include:
Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture
Seamus Sherlock, ICSA rural development chairman
Liam Kelly, District Superintendent at the Regional Veterinary Office, Naas
Jim Ruttle, Wicklow County Council
John Doyle, J P & M Doyle Auctioneers
Mr Stephenson said “The number of TB reactors in the Glen of Imaal way exceeds the national average and is causing a lot of damage with farmers unable to sell cattle and being locked down for years. There is no doubt that it is the deer causing the problem and we need assistance quickly. As the deer population increases, the more havoc they are causing on our farms. The situation is totally out of control and has reached a tipping point.”
All those affected by the issue are invited to attend.
For further information Tom Stephenson can be contacted at 087 8375446.