FARMERS: INSIST €3 BONUS IS PAID, SAYS ICSA

‘Evidence farmers have not received the payment’

Sligo News File Online.

ICSA National Beef Committee Chairman, Edmond Phelan
ICSA National Beef Committee Chairman, Edmond Phelan

ICSA beef chairman Edmond Phelan has warned farmers to
make sure they get the €3 bonus for animals which are under
36 months and from quality assured herds but which do not
qualify for the current 12c/kg in-spec bonus.

“We have evidence of farmers who have sold cattle but, whether
by accident or design on the part of the factories, have not received
this payment,” said Mr. Phelan.

“While the €3 is a completely insufficient payment, farmers still
need to make sure they are actually getting what they are entitled to.

“If factories are purposely not paying farmers this bonus, then the
Minister must intervene and ensure that the terms of the roundtable agreement are adhered to.”