Big Funds for Irish Beef and Dairy Breeding

IRELAND - The Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, announced support of €880,000 to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) for beef and dairy cattle breeding.
calendar icon 6 July 2009
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He also announced funding of €200,000, for sheep breeding, to Sheep Ireland, a newly established entity associated with ICBF, reorts TeatroNaturale.

According to the news organisation, this funding is additional to the €1.8 million already committed to ICBF and Sheep Ireland in April 2009 for beef, dairy and sheep breed improvement projects and represents significant State investment in the livestock sector.

The Minister said that he was delighted to be in a position to provide this level of funding towards measures aimed at improving cattle and sheep breeding in Ireland, two sectors that are important to the Irish economy.

Funding is being provided for a number of work areas, all of which have a clear focus on profit and are designed to identify animals that have the genetic capability to produce the greatest profits from Irish beef, dairy and sheep farms.

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