26 Feb 2019, 09.58

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine is inviting written submissions on the future of the beef sector from stakeholders and interested parties. There is also the possibility that those who make submissions may be asked to appear before the Committee to discuss the submission and relevant issues. 

The objective of the Committee’s consideration of this topic is to identify the policy adjustments, if any, which are required to ensure that the beef sector continues to play a key role in the export-led growth of the overall agri-food industry.

“The Agriculture Committee has spent a significant amount of time examining the beef sector and its vulnerability in light of Brexit, as well as the possible opportunities that a more diverse global market could offer Irish beef farmers,” said Committee Chair, Pat Deering TD.

“This call for submissions is part of the process of engagement that we hope will contribute towards supporting a strong beef industry. I would encourage stakeholders and interested parties to make their submissions in order to ensure that their voices are heard at this crucial time for the industry.”

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 5pm with public hearings expected to take place in March/April.

Information on how to make a submission can be found here

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