The third meeting of the Beef Taskforce took place on Thursday (June 25th) by video conference.
Members had previously been provided with a written update on the work of the Taskforce in May, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed.
The taskforce was established on foot of the agreement of September 15th, 2019.
Minister Creed commented: “Substantial progress has been made in the delivery of commitments under the beef sector agreement.”
“Work on the actions to be implemented under the beef sector agreement has been ongoing throughout the pandemic and I am pleased to see that engagement between stakeholders can still progress notwithstanding the current restrictions on physical meetings.”
“I am encouraged to hear of the progress on the Market Transparency studies by Grant Thornton, as transparency is essential to maintaining mutually beneficial relationships across the supply chain to secure the future of Irish beef.” Minister Creed added.
At today’s meeting, Bord Bia presented on the current market situation as well as providing an update on the progress of the draft application to the EU Commission for PGI status for Irish grass-fed beef.