Livestock Committee: The Committee looks at the following issues:
Prices: The beef and cattle committee monitor prices paid in the UK, Europe and most importantly in Ireland to ensure a fair price is returned for our quality product. The committee lobbies processors, exporters and meat plants to continually get the best markets possible for our animals which returns the greatest price. The committee is also striving to guarantee as many export boats be available as possible to ensure there are markets and internal competition for our beef products. Please see the press part of the website to view the latest press releases from our Chairman Michael Guinan
Policy: The Committee continually develop policy and keep abreast of current policy issues such as C.A.P to maximise returns and address key concerns of our members. We continue to lobby at the negotiating table in Europe and Dublin to secure C.A.P concessions, grants that suit the needs of our members.
Inputs: Input costs are a constants issue for beef producers and the committee strives to put pressure on all sectors of the economy which produce our basic inputs. We monitor feed, fertilizer and fuel in order to maximise profit at the farm gate.
Animal Disease The committee plays a positive role in the formulation of policy to make sure Ireland maintains it highest level of quality by reducing and eradicating on farm diseases such as BVD, TB and Brucellosis.
Michael Guinan, Ballincloghan, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
John Comer, President ICMSA, Boleyard, Shraheens, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Pat McCormack, Deputy President ICMSA, Lisheen Upper, Greenane, Tipperary.
Seamus Miggin, Derrylangan, Athboy, Co. Meath.
Cormac Browne, Two Mile House, Naas, Kildare.
Dominic Cronin, Derryleigh, Boherbue, Co. Cork.
John Daly, Lisrobin, Kiskeam, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Tom Blackburn, Ballyshonakin, Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
Denis Carroll, Killeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
John Cahill, Kilrush, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Kevin Connolly, Coolmore, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny.
Michael P. O’Sullivan, Froe, Roscarberry, Co. Cork.
Padraig Quigley, Boherbee, Silvermines, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Catherine Quinlan, Killineen West, The Pike, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.