Saturday 25 October 2014

Dairy farmers meet to discuss industry's future

Published 06/05/2014 | 05:34

On Tuesday evening in Wexford County Council at a information session on expanding dairy industry were Tony Larkin, Brendan Cooney, Carmel Brislane Pat McCormack Deputy President ICMSA, Pat Murray Chairman Wexford IFA and Padraig O'Gorman.

OVER 40 dairy farmers from across County Wexford attended an information session concerning the future of the sector ahead of the proposed ending of EU milk quotas next year.

The end of the milk quota restrictions is expected to lead to a huge number of jobs in the dairy sector with many County Wexford farmers already planning expansions at their farms.

The meeting, which was organised by the IFA and ICMSA in conjunction with Wexford County Council, focused on the development of dairy farming in the county.

Director of Services for Planning Tony Larkin, who was in attendance at the meeting, said: 'The county council's interest was in promoting economic development; we also wanted to explore the implications for farmers who are considering expanding and getting into dairy farming.'

Speakers addressed environmental and planning issues for farmers who are interested in developing their infrastructure and learning about how to treat waste.

Gorey Guardian

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