10th November 2014
Talks between ICSA and Meat Industry Ireland have ended this afternoon with signs that some progress has been made on the specifications issue.
“ICSA has been campaigning for the relaxation of the 30-month limit and for realistic weight and age specifications for bulls, and we are now hopeful of seeing some progress on these issues at Wednesday’s meeting of the beef roundtable,” said ICSA president, Patrick Kent.
“At today’s meeting, which focussed on specifications, ICSA also continued to push for a Quality Assured bonus to be paid on all cattle from Quality Assured herds.”
“Price continues to be a source of huge frustration at present, and along with changes to specifications, farmers need to see an improved return as soon as possible,” concluded Mr. Kent.