Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2080)

Michael Moynihan


2080. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the beef forum last met; the outcome of its discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33197/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Beef Roundtable (Forum) was established in April 2014 in order to facilitate open discussion between industry and farming organisations on the strategic path for the beef sector. There have been eleven meetings of the Roundtable, the most recent being on the 3rd of October 2018.

In particular, the last forum focused on discussions relating to the potential for producer organisations and the development of new technologies as ways of adding value along the whole supply chain. The Beef Roundtable also heard updates on the new CAP post-2020, and the market outlook for 2019.

A press release summarising the discussions and presentations made at that meeting is available on my Department's website.