EU beef fund

Draft BEAM scheme details ‘broadly welcomed’ by ICSA

Draft BEAM scheme details ‘broadly welcomed’ by ICSA

The details on the €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid Measures (BEAM) scheme have been “broadly welcomed” by the president of a...

July 11, 2019

Irish beef fund provokes debate on global stage

Irish beef fund provokes debate on global stage

The €100 million beef fund for Ireland has been discussed at a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agriculture...

June 26, 2019

‘Any attempt to exclude dairy farmers from beef fund will be rejected’ – ICMSA

‘Any attempt to exclude dairy farmers from beef fund will be rejected’ – ICMSA

A dairy farmers’ lobby group has insisted that it will “absolutely reject” any attempt to exclude dairy farmers from the...

June 21, 2019

UFU calls for aid package similar to Irish deal

UFU calls for aid package similar to Irish deal

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that a financial support package, similar to the €100 million beef fund for...

June 21, 2019

Read in full: EU beef fund draft regulation sent to member states

Read in full: EU beef fund draft regulation sent to member states

As Irish beef farmers await clarity from the European Commission on the more questionable conditionality aspects of the €100 million...

June 19, 2019

3 farmer meetings this week on €100 million beef fund rollout

3 farmer meetings this week on €100 million beef fund rollout

A total of three farmer meetings will take place this week to discuss the rollout of the recently announced €100...

June 17, 2019

Elected representatives must resist suckler cut proposals – INHFA

Elected representatives must resist suckler cut proposals – INHFA

Elected representatives are being urged to resist any proposals to cut the number of suckler cows under the regulations for...

June 17, 2019

‘Disturbing aspects’ in beef fund draft act – ‘Ming’ Flanagan

‘Disturbing aspects’ in beef fund draft act – ‘Ming’ Flanagan

The ‘draft implementing act’ for the EU’s half of the €100 million beef fund is “targeting” the national suckler herd,...

June 17, 2019

ICSA beef fund meeting debates suckler payments

ICSA beef fund meeting debates suckler payments

The topic of making payments to the suckler sector under the €100 million beef fund was hotly discussed at a...

June 13, 2019

ICOS outlines 5 key principles for beef package

ICOS outlines 5 key principles for beef package

The National Marts Committee of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) has formally set out its stall on the proposed...

June 13, 2019

Reminder: Farmers to gather in Athlone for ICSA beef fund meeting

Reminder: Farmers to gather in Athlone for ICSA beef fund meeting

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is gearing up for a meeting of its members tonight, Thursday, June...

June 13, 2019

Flanagan: Farmer expectations ‘being conditioned’ on beef fund

Flanagan: Farmer expectations ‘being conditioned’ on beef fund

Farmers’ thinking and expectations are being “conditioned” by the “drip feed of information” on the €100 million beef aid fund,...

June 10, 2019

Beef fund ‘kicker’: ‘We don’t have to roll over and do what we’re told’

Beef fund ‘kicker’: ‘We don’t have to roll over and do what we’re told’

The inclusion of a ‘production reduction’ condition in the distribution of the €100 million beef aid package has been heavily...

June 7, 2019

ICSA sets date for farmer meeting on beef aid package

ICSA sets date for farmer meeting on beef aid package

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has set a date for a meeting of its member farmers to...

June 7, 2019

‘Absolutely unacceptable’ to put conditions on beef fund – ICMSA

‘Absolutely unacceptable’ to put conditions on beef fund – ICMSA

It is “absolutely unacceptable” for the European Commission to attach conditions to the €100 million beef fund, according to one...

June 7, 2019

Brussels draws battle line on farmer access to beef fund

Brussels draws battle line on farmer access to beef fund

The European Commission’s regulations on how it wants the €100 million beef fund to be rolled out to Irish beef...

June 6, 2019

Creed favours suckler farmers getting part of EU beef fund

Creed favours suckler farmers getting part of EU beef fund

Suckler farmers should be included in the allocation of the €100 million beef aid fund, according to Michael Creed, the...

June 6, 2019

ICMSA: Paying beef fund to finishers only is ‘hopelessly unfair’

ICMSA: Paying beef fund to finishers only is ‘hopelessly unfair’

Distributing the €100 million beef fund to finishers only is “hopelessly unfair and not at all consistent with the facts...

June 5, 2019