Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Future of the Beef Sector: Discussion (Resumed)
I have been very critical about the lack of evaluation in the EBI of the beef value of an animal. That has totally disappeared. Ten or 15 years, it would have been possible to pick a Friesian sire at our local AI station that would have had significant beef qualities. Six weeks ago I went through the same brochure. It was next to impossible to pick a Friesian sire that would add anything to the beef side.