Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Teagasc Annual Report 2018: Discussion

Professor Gerry Boyle:

It is an important point. The only thing that makes me a little reluctant is that the farmer has to take the risk. We do not have to take the risk. We are in that position of privilege. Leadership is critical. Leadership was demonstrated in the past. Leadership played a big role in the expansion of the suckler herd in the 1990s. We need similar leadership now.