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)

Photo of Jackie CahillJackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail)
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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.