The Irish Limousin Cattle Society has moved to cancel the proposed special general meeting (SGM) that was to take place after the AGM on Wednesday night at 7pm in the Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
There had been calls in recent days from a number of breeders for concerned members to attend the SGM and voice their concerns as to what direction the society was headed in.
Acting CEO Pat Mulvehill issued a letter to all members over the last few days stating that the proposed SGM could not go ahead based on legal advice taken by the Irish Limousin Cattle Society.
The purpose of the proposed SGM meeting was to consider - and if thought fit to adopt - the following two proposals:
Under the rules of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society, the membership of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society can request an SGM of the society provided the requisition is accompanied by signatures of at least 15% of the membership.
The membership at the time of receiving the requisition was 2,479 members, so a minimum of 372 signatures were required for an SGM. The requisition document delivered to the society on 3 October included a list of 397 signatures.
The society, after taking legal advice, commenced a validation exercise on the list of signatories, with the following results documented by the society:
This validation exercise confirmed that there was 336 valid signatures submitted, which fell short of the 15% requirement to have the SGM.
The AGM of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society will still take place on Wednesday 16 November at 7pm.