20 JULY 2016
ICSA president Patrick Kent has welcomed the announcement that the EU aid package worth €11.1m to Ireland is not just confined to the dairy sector. Recent comments by Minister Creed and European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan have indicated that funds can also be directed towards the livestock sectors.
Following the revelation, Mr Kent said “ICSA has been calling for a fair distribution of these funds. There is now an opportunity for this to happen. Struggling beef and sheep sectors are just as deserving of this aid as the dairy sector given current market uncertainties following Brexit and fragile live export markets.