Call for a new Suck­ler Cow Scheme

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

Fine Gael Coun­cil­lor Sinead Maguire has called on Fi­nance Min­is­ter Paschal Dono­hoe to in­tro­duce a Suck­ler Cow Scheme in the up­com­ing Bud­get.

“It would help to re­tain a vi­brant ru­ral scene,” she said.

In­de­pen­dent Coun­cil­lor Mar­garet Gorm­ley said it def­i­nitely needed an in­jec­tion of fund­ing.

Sinn Féin Coun­cil­lor Thomas Healy agreed, say­ing any money the farmer made went back into the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

In­de­pen­dent Coun­cil­lor Joe Queenan said: “There is a need to stabilise the suck­ler cow herd. I’d have to ques­tion the present Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture’s com­mit­ment to this and to the West of Ire­land,” he said.

Cllr Queenan said Min­is­ter Creed was a “clas­sic ex­am­ple of a man who doesn’t know what he’s on about.”

Cllr Maguire’s mo­tion was sup­ported unan­i­mously.

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