The Appointment of a Beef Regulator with adequate powers and the removal of penalties such as the four movement rule and the 30 day rule are vital to beef farmers in Mayo.
That's according to Sinn Fein Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh who says Farmers are a ‘litmus test’ of how well the rural economy is performing, as most of the revenue generated in these businesses is spent locally.
Profits are passed on to local businesses and services, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, the construction industry, and a myriad of supply companies and businesses all directly or indirectly beneficiaries of monies generated on farms.
Deputy Conway-Walsh says an independent beef regulator with proper powers is what's needed.
She has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew.