Chinese delegation to inspect Kepak Athleague


150 cattle and 1,000 sheep sourced from local farmers will now be presented for processing.

Chinese delegation to inspect Kepak Athleague

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150 cattle and 1,000 sheep sourced from local farmers will now be presented for processing.

The Chinese audit will proceed at Kepak Athleague this morning (Wednesday, September 4th) as 150 cattle and 1,000 sheep sourced from local farmers will now be presented for processing.

In an effort to ensure that Kepak Athleague could be audited by the Chinese Audit team currently in Ireland and that livestock would be available to facilitate this audit, management met with a mediator this morning.

During this mediation, it was clarified by Kepak that while all cattle were prevented from entering the site on Monday morning, the Chinese Audit team were not prevented from doing so contrary to some reports.

“Protestors have agreed that they will ensure the safe entry to the site – of both the livestock and the Chinese Audit team which will allow the audit to take place.” the spokesperson said.

“Should Chinese export approval be achieved it would be extremely beneficial to local farmer suppliers in the long term as it will provide access to this fast-growing market.” the spokesperson added.

PO

Kepak said it has a long track record in dealing with producer organisations (PO) and confirmed that once the protestors have established their own PO as a legitimate entity, the company will be happy to engage with their representatives similarly.

Kepak view this as a “positive outcome and appreciate the efforts made by the mediator in the interests of the industry”.

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