Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (264)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

264. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to update average Irish beef prices relative to the EU average price as recorded by the EU Meat Market Observatory. [12628/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department reports the price paid for cattle in Ireland on a weekly basis and reports these prices to the European Commission in accordance with Regulations 1182 and 1184 of 2017.

The European Commission established the Meat Market Observatory in July 2016 covering the beef and pigmeat sectors. The aim of the Observatory is to provide the pigmeat, beef and veal sectors with more transparency by means of disseminating market data and short-term analysis in a timely manner.