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Beef Genomics Scheme Needs Urgent Review

Further to previous press releases on this matter it has now come to my attention that a total of 4,278 farmers have withdrawn from the Beef Genomics Scheme which is an astounding figure and it is in the region of 15% of the farmers that joined the scheme.Never before in the history of the state has that number withdrawn from any scheme. It shows that this scheme is unattainable for a lot of farmers. It is money, like the highest apple on the branch,which is very hard to get. I have often talked about a revised system for farmers in this scheme and if common sense prevails this scheme needs to be simplified so that this does not happen. We need all the farmers who apply to be able to stay in the scheme