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Irish group will look at help for poultry industry

by 5m Editor
11 December 2006, at 6:25am

IRELAND - An expert group is to be established in Ireland to look at the status of the poultry industry and the factors affecting it, including cheap imports.


Brendan Smith

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food announced the move at the third bi-annual Poultry & Egg Conference in Co Meath.

"In the light of recent developments in the poultry sector and in the wider food sector, there is a need now to take an overall look at what needs to be done and what can be done.

"The objective is to determine what steps can be taken to best assist the sector going forward. The department is very anxious to ensure that we continue to have a viable industry in the long term. It is vital to avoid serious slippage in output levels now as in all probability it would be unlikely that lost ground could be easily if ever recovered," said Minister Smith.

Source: Farmers Weekly Interactive

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