The ICSA is holding a second farmers' meeting on the proposed €100m Brexit beef fund this Tuesday in Co Tipperary.

The open discussion will take place at 8pm at the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel in Cahir.

The organisation has opposed the European Commission's suggestion that a reduction or restructuring in beef supply should be a condition for the scheme, to be funded equally by the EU and the Government.

The meeting will collect farmers' views on how the fund should be distributed, as farming organisations are in talks with the Department of Agriculture on the terms and conditions of a support scheme.

Not a red cent should go to factory-owned feedlots or processors

“Not a red cent should go to factory-owned feedlots or processors. Farmers are on their knees, this fund must be fairly allocated, finalised and delivered to farmers as soon as possible," said ICSA beef chair Edmund Graham.

"We have an opportunity now to make sure that this important fund is used to help farmers most affected and ICSA want farmers to have their say”.

Graham will address the meeting as well as ICSA general secretary Eddie Punch and suckler chair John Halley.

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