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ICSA SAYS FARMERS DOUBT COMMITMENT OF MEAT FACTORIES TO BEEF AGREEMENT

Oct 14, 2019 | Latest News, Press Releases | 0 comments

14 OCTOBER 2019

In advance of the first meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce, ICSA president Edmond Phelan has said that farmers are already beginning to doubt the commitment of meat factories to the deal done last month. “Farmers are outraged that new, more severe weight penalties have been introduced without consultation. They are also alarmed that all injunctions have not been set aside and the threat of legal penalties and costs still hangs over the heads of farmers.”

“ICSA is insisting that the meat industry must immediately demonstrate good faith, by dropping all legal threats. New and severe penalties on weights are a breach of the agreement already reached and we want these issues dealt without delay. ICSA is also insisting that transparency around pricing throughout the food chain must be central to the work of the taskforce.”

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