Unanimous support for Naughten beef reforms

In Agriculture, Blog by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/sN7Bv1z3D7I REFORMS TO GIVE MORE PRICE CONTROL TO BEEF FARMERS Today, I secured the unanimous support of every TD in Dáil Eireann to bring forward 4 measures which have the potential to fundamentally shift power away from meat processors & supermarkets to beef farmers. This won’t happen overnight, but if such steps were taken 5 years ago, then we would …

Beef: 15 cent/kg lost between RTE & Roscommon

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/SWm_byKvw-s Speaking in the Dáil tonight I questioned how Mr. Cormac Healy of Meat Industry Ireland on RTE’s Sean O’Rourke programme said that €3.60/kg for R3 grade cattle was available as a base price and he pointed out that this was the EU average at present. Yet the best quote that farmers in County Roscommon & Galway can get in …

Naughten seeks support for farmers in Shannon Callows

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide assistance to farmers who have lost after-grass and fodder as a result of the summer flooding of the Shannon Callows. “Some farmers have been forced to house stock early due to the loss of after-grass which, coming on top of the depressed beef prices, is placing serious …

Beef agreement positive but movement needed on base price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

The agreement between the meat industry and farming organisations provides a basis to start the rebalancing of power within the beef sector but we need to see movement on the base price for beef from meat processors, says Denis Naughten TD. “Farmers are to be briefed on the agreement struck with processors over the coming hours and I would urge …

letter to IBEC on beef talks

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

                                    ‪Earlier today I called to IBEC HQ with a letter calling on them to intervene to ensure that Meat Industry & Supermarkets attend beef talks #ComeToTheTable‬

IBEC must intervene to bring meat industry back to the table – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Rural Ireland set to become 40 shades of yellow instead of green Denis Naughten is calling on IBEC, the umbrella organisation for Meat Industry Ireland, to directly intervene in the beef dispute and ensure that both it and Retail Ireland, which represents the major supermarkets, get around the negotiating table before irreparable damage is caused to the beef industry. “Walking …

Beef farmer must have secure share of supermarket price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Farmer margin dropping by 1.7% each year Addressing the Agriculture Committee this afternoon, Denis Naughten TD said “we must bring about a situation where beef farmers have a fixed share of the price paid by supermarket customers for their product”. “A lot of the anger expressed by farmers is around cattle specifications and supermarkets need to provide a justification for …

Agriculture committee must be vehicle to unlock beef impasse – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

“The Dail Agriculture Committee should call all of the players in the beef sector including farm representatives, processors, supermarkets and those representing shoppers to individually present proposals to see if common ground can be found for further talks” says Denis Naughten TD “Presently we have both sides setting down preconditions for formal talks which is making it impossible to move …

Minister must not renege on ANC Budget increase – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

100% of payment must be made in September   Minister Michael Creed must not renege on the Budget increase of €23m for the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) payment which was agreed as part of the Budget 2019 discussions, says Denis Naughten TD. “As someone who was party to the Budget 2019 talks, it was fully understood that the €23m …

Questioning of grading accuracy leads to dramatic improvement – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

But still over 1 in 6 cattle grade less than 90% accurate     Questioning regarding the accuracy of beef grading machines by Denis Naughten has led to improvements in accuracy the local TD has claimed. “There has been a dramatic improvement in the accuracy of beef grading machines, which has improved by over one third,  since I first started …