Motion: Crisis in the Beef Industry
Council - 5th November 2019
“That this Council recognises the vital contribution that farming makes to our rural economy and that our local beef industry is in a state of crisis due to unprecedented low farmgate prices.
This Council also calls on the British and Irish governments to invest in local farmers by making additional funding available to help them deal with the current financial crisis and the uncertainties created by Brexit and to act with immediate effect.
We appreciate the high nutritional value and traceability of our local farm produce and support the calls for an intense and co-ordinated period of product protection and promotion by processors, retailers and the food service industry.
That this Council will take a lead by pro-actively promoting and sourcing local farm produce where possible.”
Proposed by: Councillor Greene, seconded by Councillor Feely and supported by Councillors Maguire and McCaffrey