Beef Forum

Call made for Beef Forum to reconvene ‘as matter of urgency’

Call made for Beef Forum to reconvene ‘as matter of urgency’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for the Beef Forum to be reconvened “as a matter...

July 22, 2019

‘Too many farm groups risk Irish farmers’ clout in EU’ – MEP

‘Too many farm groups risk Irish farmers’ clout in EU’ – MEP

The emergence of a growing number of farm representative entities across the country will ultimately “dilute the strength” of the...

December 18, 2018

Beef battle: ‘The current situation is to nobody’s benefit’

Beef battle: ‘The current situation is to nobody’s benefit’

A meat processing industry cannot exist without beef farmers who see a long-term career opportunity in the sector, Minister for...

October 4, 2018

Beef Roundtable: ‘Stakeholders must recognise inter-dependency’

Beef Roundtable: ‘Stakeholders must recognise inter-dependency’

Minster for Agriculture Michael Creed highlighted that the inter-dependency of the stakeholders in the Irish beef sector must be recognised,...

October 3, 2018

Beef grid grading system has ‘cost farmers €120 million’

Beef grid grading system has ‘cost farmers €120 million’

A real viable solution has to be found in “ongoing systematic flaws” in the beef sector – particularly with the...

October 3, 2018

Pics: Approximately 300 farmers protesting outside Beef Forum

Pics: Approximately 300 farmers protesting outside Beef Forum

Approximately 300 farmers have turned up this morning (Wednesday, October 3) to protest outside the 12th Beef Roundtable. Gathering since...

October 3, 2018

MII stands over current pricing ahead of Beef Forum

MII stands over current pricing ahead of Beef Forum

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has stood over its current beef pricing and has confirmed that it will be in attendance...

October 3, 2018

Beef Forum: Macra stands firm with other farm groups

Beef Forum: Macra stands firm with other farm groups

Macra na Feirme has joined other farming organisations in not attending the Beef Forum meeting this Wednesday (October 3), maintaining...

October 2, 2018

No immediate plans to invite live exporters to Beef Forum meetings

No immediate plans to invite live exporters to Beef Forum meetings

There are no immediate plans to invite live exporters to partake in Beef Forum meetings, according to the Minister for...

February 16, 2018

Live exporters ‘must be represented’ at upcoming Beef Forum

Live exporters ‘must be represented’ at upcoming Beef Forum

Pat McCormack expects to see live exporters represented at the upcoming Beef Forum – as was agreed at the previous...

February 5, 2018

Resilience of Irish beef sector in the wake of Brexit noted at Beef Forum

Resilience of Irish beef sector in the wake of Brexit noted at Beef Forum

The resilience of the Irish beef sector has been noted in the wake of Brexit at today’s Beef Forum discussion...

July 12, 2017

‘Beef Forum more relevant than ever’ but farmers want sustainable returns

‘Beef Forum more relevant than ever’ but farmers want sustainable returns

The Beef Forum is more relevant now than ever, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed. Minister Creed chaired...

November 18, 2016

Unsustainable beef prices to take centre stage at Beef Forum

Unsustainable beef prices to take centre stage at Beef Forum

Unsustainable beef prices are likely to take centre stage at today’s Beef Forum as some winter finishers begin to lose...

November 17, 2016

New task force to implement recommendations for beef sector

New task force to implement recommendations for beef sector

After the eight session of the Beef Forum, the Minister for Agriculture has set up a sub group of the...

July 21, 2016

Beef forum meets with beef prices this autumn high on the agenda

Beef forum meets with beef prices this autumn high on the agenda

The Beef Forum meets today with beef prices this autumn set to dominate the agenda. Ahead of the meeting of the...

July 21, 2016

Beef factories specs and regulations are ‘a goalpost mounted on wheels’

Beef factories specs and regulations are ‘a goalpost mounted on wheels’

Irish beef factories operate their specifications like “goalposts mounted on wheels” according to the Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee, Michael Guinan....

March 21, 2016

‘Coveney only set up the Beef Forum as a hollow political gesture’

‘Coveney only set up the Beef Forum as a hollow political gesture’

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, only set up the Beef Forum as a hollow political gesture, according to Fianna...

February 5, 2016

Details on new beef Producer Organisations confirmed

Details on new beef Producer Organisations confirmed

The necessary legislation to give legal recognition for the first time in Ireland to Producer Organisations (POs) in the beef...

February 3, 2016