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Michael Healy-Rae TD told a crowd at a Beef Plan meeting in Castleisland Mart that the Taoiseach's comments on eating less meat were 'stupid'.

The Beef Plan Movement is in discussion with five factories to potentially arrange contracts for killing cattle, according to one of their founding members Eamon Corley.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed spoke to news correspondent Barry Cassidy at the ICSA AGM about the issue of growing dairy calf numbers.

ICSA general secretary Eddie Punch spoke to Barry Cassidy about the need to market and sell suckler beef for a premium price.

Conor Sampson talked to Lesley Stubbings, sheep consultant and Dr. Nigel Kendall, nutritionist, about ewe body condition scoring and mineral supplementation.

Amy Forde spoke to MEP Matt Carthy on the next CAP, what needs to be done for rural communities and running in the EU elections in May.

Beef Plan Member Helen O'Sullivan hopes the group will have their own abattoirs in a year's time.

Sandra Shortall, owner of Klassy Lady Boutique in Cahir, spoke to Anne O’Donoghue about showing cattle in her teenage years and interdependency of rural business communities.

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