IRELAND, Dublin. Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences.
From January 1st, 2019 the names of the factories who commit trim offences will be published each quarter on the Department of Agriculture website. The farmers impacted will be informed and they will be fully compensated by the factories.
He has also confirmed that he and his officials will continue to reject any attempts by the EU to place further restrictions on the live export trade. Creed made it clear to the IFA that he is totally committed to the live export trade.