Penrose, Willie

Thursday, 18 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 519 No. 4

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Ceisteanna–Questions. Priority Questions - Quality Beef Production.

Asked the minister: the steps he will take to promote quality beef production, by means of a breeding policy; the policy initiatives being pursued to ensure that the quality of beef emanating from Irish beef herds are su...More Button

I think the Minister will agree only those who produce the highest quality beef will have a profitable future. This applies to the 130,000 farmers classified as cattle or beef farmers in some form. Gi...More Button

Has the Department given any thought to the formation of producer-processor partnerships, which would ensure quality assured production and marketing of beef, so we can penetrate the high priced niche...More Button

Other Questions. - Beef Cattle.

I questioned the Minister of State previously about grading. Like my colleagues I compliment Dr. Allen, Nicholas Finnerty, the Department and the Minister for taking this matter on board. I am support...More Button

Will the Minister agree those are the factors that make a difference in terms of meat yield and quality?More Button

We could speak for a week on this topic.More Button

Other Questions. - Beef Industry.

This is obviously an exciting development at the Teagasc research centre in Grange and is something which will have long-term benefits for the industry if it can be carried through. However, it is als...More Button

Other Questions. - Bovine Diseases.

This is an important development as until lately we referred to rural Ireland's material poverty, but we may be entering an age of information poverty. This is not a trick question – have there been a...More Button

Other Questions. - Early Retirement Scheme.

Many farmers are waiting for this new scheme and cannot make decisions as a result. Regarding the old scheme, why, despite the commitment to a two month turnaround from the date of application to the ...More Button

Other Questions. - Beef Quality Assurance Scheme.

What if any progress has been made to date in determining the precise procedures for the inspection of farms? Has any progress been made with the veterinary bodies – the Irish Veterinary Union or whoe...More Button

Other Questions. - Beef Industry.

As the actors say, “They would say that, wouldn't they?”. The Minister was at the meeting with Commission Fischler on 30 March in Dublin Castle. What does the Minister think of his comments that the ...More Button

Written Answers. - National Rural Development Forum.

Asked the minister: if, as a result of the conference by the National Rural Development Forum held in County Tipperary recently, he has identified any priorities for follow-up by his Department; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: if he will ensure that a reply is furnished to correspondence dated 28 March 2000 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

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