22 MAY 2019
ICSA beef chair Edmund Graham has said farmer owned feedlots are entitled to a fair share of the €100m Brexit support package for beef farmers. “These farmers are important to the cattle trade and have suffered badly too,” he said.
“It is important to remember that many feedlots are owned by farm families. Their feedlot status is a Department of Agriculture TB measure and used for managing TB regulations only. This does not mean they are not genuine family farms.”
“On the other hand, ICSA is adamant that factory owned feedlots should not receive any support. Factories are the ones who have made a killing over recent months and ICSA will be insisting they have no access to any portion of these badly needed funds. It is our absolute priority that these funds need to be directed at those who are genuinely deserving.”