China’s Vice Minister for Agriculture Visits ABP Cahir. 23/5/12
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, last week, hosted a visit from Chinese Vice Minister Gao Hongbin, from the Chinese Agriculture Ministry.
Minister Goa visited the Teagasc Animal and Grassland and Food Research Centre in Moorepark, Fermoy, where he was given an overview of the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation programme. The Vice Minister also visited ABP Ireland’s export-approved beef plant in Cahir, Co Tipperary, where he was given the opportunity to see, first hand how Irish beef is fully traceable from farm to fork.
Minister Gao’s visit follows on from Minister Coveney’s successful trade mission to China last month, when it was agreed that the he would come to Ireland with a view to fostering increased cooperation and understanding in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and food.