Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton is back in the cattle business.
Éamon Ó Cúiv, Galway West TD, Fianna Fail’s Agriculture spokesperson, has called for the appointment of a regulator for the beef sector.
Kerry Group recently reported revenues of €5.8bn for 2013, which it says reflects a 4.6 per cent underlying sales growth.
Last month, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney presented the 2014 RDS Champion of Champions Awards
Kerrygold has announced a three-year title sponsorship for the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine.
Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc, the Agricultural Research and Training Authority, has said that European opposition to genetically modified food research is ''profoundly regrettable''.
A year on from the horsemeat scandal and its legacy is back to bite beef farmers it would seem.
Sheep production is a significant contributor to the agricultural and national economy with an output valued at €209m, with about 80 per cent of this exported.