The initial thing that a Beef Taskforce will have to do is to residence superb injunctions opposite farmers, according to a Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA).
In a matter forward of a taskforce’s initial meeting, scheduled to be hold this morning, Monday, Oct 14, a IFA boss Joe Healy summarized that it represented “dozens of farmers” in justice and remarkable that many have had injunctions carried – though some remain.
These will have to resolved immediately, a IFA boss asserted.
The deadlines set out in a Beef Sector Agreement that have already been missed will also have to be resolved, he added.
Continuing, he said:
The beef zone agreement privately states that a Beef Price Index would be introduced from Sep 16. It’s now 4 weeks after and farmers are still waiting.
“This is to be a pivotal apparatus ensuring some-more clarity on beef and offal markets, giving accurate accurate information on cost trends to keep a factories honest on a bottom price.
“We need it immediately,” he said.
The boss claimed that, while there was a lot of speak about building trust during a talks, a factories “have shown no seductiveness in this”.
The proceed they have imposed weight boundary in new weeks has undone and hurt farmers and undermined a in-spec reward increases in a agreement.
“To try and reconstruct trust with farmers, factories will have to essentially change their approach,” he said.
Healy and a IFA stock executive Kevin Kinsella will be a IFA member to a Beef Taskforce after today.