28 MAY 2019
ICSA officials, led by sheep chairman Sean McNamara, have today met with senior management from Irish Country Meats (ICM) in Camolin. The meeting was called following an ICSA protest at the site last week due to sharp falls in sheep prices in recent weeks.
Following the meeting Mr McNamara said, “We had a very robust discussion with the management team here at ICM Camolin. Last week we were here to protest, and these officials witnessed at first-hand the anger amongst sheep farmers. We came here today to reinforce the message that sheep farmers cannot bear these savage price cuts and must be paid an adequate price for their produce, end of story.”
“To that end ICSA has insisted there can be absolutely no more price cuts in the short to medium term. ICSA also received an assurance from the factory that full electronic reading will be in place from Tuesday morning next (4 June), which will ensure accurate printouts of lambs killed for farmers.”
Mr McNamara has been very critical of Minister Creed’s failure to ensure that all marts and factories would have EID reading systems in place by 1 June.