The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says it’s
imperative that on-going pressure is applied to ensure that beef remains out of
any EU trade deal with the Mercosur group of South American countries. Mr
Carthy was reacting to comments made earlier in the week by the Agriculture
Commissioner Phil Hogan. Commissioner Hogan told farmers
in Wales that beef would be ‘off the menu’ and would be withdrawn from the
Mercosur trade negotiations.