Farm Ireland

Tuesday 21 February 2017

IFA slams new stock inspection rules

Published 15/02/2012 | 06:00

IFA deputy president Eddie Downey has rejected new inspection requirements which involve assembling livestock for reading identity tags.

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Mr Downey said the new proposals were over the top and he called on Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to intervene to ensure a more farmer-friendly inspection regime is created.

At a meeting in Portlaoise, Mr Downey highlighted the need for earlier applications, quicker problem solving, processing and payments in this year's scheme.

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