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Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society

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“Without Autumn trade, the future of suckler fa...

ICOS Meeting with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney T.D. Pictured with Minister Simon Coveney were (front left), Michael Spellman, Chairman ICOS Mart Committee, Seamus O' Donohoe, Chief Executive ICOS, (back), Martin Walsh, General Manager Aurivo Livestock Marts, Ray Doyle Secretary Livestock Marts Committee, Liam Williams Chairman Clare Mart and Martin McNamara General Manager Clare Mart.   Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells   NO REPRO FEE APPLIES  / FREE TO USE

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ICOS welcome belated meeting between Minister & Minister O'Neill. Hopefully pragmatic solutions to save Autumn Mart Trade.

RT : Sheila Carver bringing in the cows for evening milking. Lovely shot by http://t.co/UwkWSKvJIj

looks to see what tools are for the protection of small family dairy farms post dairy quota.

A lot of MEPs looking to push butterfat adjustment in dairy. DG Agri pours cold water, citing 'legal framework' previously agreed.

highlights the suffering of Northern Irish beef finishers at present and also raises concerns for Northern dairy post quota.

references ICOS efforts on crisis resolution with EU Commission and calls on Comm agri to prove metal on issue.

calls for incoming agri commissioner to take up food chain issues more strongly. Especially referencing Irish issues.

2nd meeting of EU Agri committee kicks of with an interaction with Jerzy Plewa, sec gen of DG Agri.