16th December, 2011
Edmond Phelan has been elected the new ICSA Beef Chairman. Phelan, who was previously the association’s Munster Vice President for five years, was elected at the ICSA AGM and Conference, which took place in Dublin recently.
Speaking after his victory Mr. Phelan said: “I’m both delighted and honoured to have been elected by my peers to the position of Beef Chairman. It’s a hugely important role especially given the historic year we have just had. Prices are strong but need to be stronger when to take into account spiralling input costs. The line has been drawn in the sand now. We cannot dip under the prices we have seen since June. We need to build on this and create a platform for viable farms going into the future.”
In other ICSA elections, Joe Dolan was elected vice chairman of the beef committee, John Barron was returned unopposed as rural development chairman while Thomas Connor was elected to the position of rural development vice chairman and Malcolm Thompson was re-elected treasurer.