IFA Welcomes Co-funded Disposal Scheme

by 5m Editor
24 December 2008, at 9:21am

IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Committee Chairman Tim Cullinan welcomed the significant announcement by the European Commission to provide co-funding for a disposal scheme for the pigs that have been blocked on farms due to the contamination of feedstuffs.

Mr. Cullinan said, "The EU formally adopted a storage scheme for pigmeat this morning, however this disposal scheme is in addition to this. This disposal scheme is a market support measure to cover animals from the affected farms as well as certain pigmeat stocks held in slaughterhouses."

Mr. Cullinan concluded, "As negotiations between the affected producers and the Department of Agriculture are reaching a significant point at this stage, this announcement sets in place a definite path to conclude talks."

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