Approval of beef farmer group advisors starts
Beef market exper ts are sought to help farmers take the first step towards negotiating collectively with processors on the price they receive for animals for slaughter.
A g r i c u l t u r e Mi n i s t e r Michael Creed has published a request for tenders for approval of facilitators to advise beef producer organisations. Mr Creed said the facilitators will advise on establishment and recognition of the producer organisations (POs) as legal entities, and on farm business planning and beef production planning for PO members.
“This is especially important for groups of farmers for whom acting collectively will be a step into the unknown. By engaging facilitators with necessary skills and experience in these areas, groups of farmers who may be engaging with each other on an informal basis already, through a discussion group, for example, will be able to seek the necessary expertise to allow them to act collectively in a more concerted manner.”