Northern Ireland welcomes new member to Livestock and Meat Commission

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Michelle O’Neill, agriculture and rural development minister for Northern Ireland, has welcomed Gerry Maguire to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). 

His role was effective as of yesterday (22 October) and will last until 21 October 2018.

“Gerry Maguire brings a wealth of experience of the red meat processing sector and has specific livestock processing and livestock marketing experience which will be very helpful to work of the LMC,” commented O’Neill.

In his new position, Maguire will help the LMC in the development of the local cattle and sheep industry. The Commission also has a role in improving the livestock products sector of the local agri-food industry.

Its purpose is to provide a variety of services to meat traders and producers, which includes market intelligence as well as undertaking promotional activities.

In addition to these responsibilities, the LMC oversees the Farm Quality Assurance Scheme and manages market support for beef and lamb in Northern Ireland.

O’Neill added: “This completes my appointment of new members to the LMC. The outcome of the process to appoint a new chair for the board is expected imminently.”

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