A spokesperson for the Beef Plan Movement has confirmed that the group will hold its first official meeting with officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine this Friday (February 15th).
The meeting will take place this week at the Department’s Backweston Campus in Co. Kildare and will focus on the group’s aim to feed into the TB Stakeholder Forum.
The TB Stakeholder Forum is made up of Department representatives, farming organisations, members of the veterinary profession, the agri-food industry and the farming and research communities. The aim of the forum is to eradicate bovine TB from the national herd by 2030.
The topics up for discussion at next week’s meeting include an overview of the TB programme and the role of diagnostic tests; progress of the TB Forum and the Beef Plan Movement’s TB proposals.
The spokesperson confirmed that Beef Plan Movement co-founder Eamon Corley and members of the group’s new Animal Health Committee will be in attendance on Friday.
The Roscommon branch of the Beef Plan Movement will hold a meeting at Elphin Mart on Thursday, February 21st and have called on local farmers to attend.