ICSA TO HOST €100M BREXIT BEEF FUND MEETING

7 JUNE 2019

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association will host an open meeting to discuss the biggest question on beef farmers minds since Commissioner Hogan announced a €50m aid package, matched by the State, to cushion the financial blow farmers have experienced due to Brexit uncertainties. The €100m package is intended to compensate farmers retrospectively on price losses since last autumn.

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has categorically said “Not a red cent should go to factory-owned feedlots or processors. Farmers are on their knees, this fund must be fairly allocated, finalised and delivered to farmers as soon as possible. We have an opportunity now to make sure that this important fund is used to help farmers most affected and ICSA want farmers to have their say”.

This open meeting will be held at the Athlone Springs Hotel at 8pm on Thursday the 13th of June. General secretary Eddie Punch, beef chair Edmund Graham and suckler chair John Halley will address the meeting however farmer participation will be actively encouraged.

“This is your opportunity to be heard and to have your say” said Mr Graham who is encouraging all farmers to attend.

For further enquiries, please call ICSA in Portlaoise on 057 8662120.

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