The first beef market taskforce meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday, October 14th) at the Department of Agriculture, Dublin.
Relevant state agencies, farm organisations and the meat industry will attend the meeting which will be chaired by Michael Dowling, a former secretary-general at the Department of Agriculture, who chaired the beef roundtable talks.
A robust implementation structure
In a statement, following the conclusion of the marathon talks, Creed outlined that the task force will provide “a robust implementation structure for commitments entered into this agreement with timelines and stakeholder engagement”.
He said that it will provide a suitable platform for "strategic engagement" with key stakeholders including retailers, regulatory authorities.
Minister Creed stated that the beef market task force will review and bring forward measures that can support farmers transitioning from lower-grade animals towards higher-spec categories through innovation and new technologies.