Call to reopen Brexit beef scheme for farmers who sold cattle in north

There are calls for a scheme that was set up to help farmers hit by Brexit to be reopened and extended to allow those who sold animals in Northern Ireland receive compensation.

The €100m Beef Exceptional Aid Measure, better known as the BEAM Scheme, was secured by the IFA for beef and suckler farmers in recognition of the losses experienced due to the market volatility associated with BREXIT.

Midlands North West Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy, a member of the European Parliament’s agriculture and rural development committee, says it makes no sense to exclude farmers who sold cattle in the north.

He spoke to Ocean FM earlier today: