Declan Hanrahan, a suckler and beef farmer from Borris-in-Ossory, has been elected vice-chairman of the IFA livestock committee.
Hanrahan is the current livestock representative for Laois and was elected last week following a postal vote of the IFA livestock committee.
He succeeds Brendan Golden, who was elected to the position of livestock committee chair.
“I’m looking forward to working with the chair on the many issues facing beef farmers,” Hanrahan said.
“The key priority for the committee is to secure a fair price for beef farmers that reflects their work and investment. The shape of the next CAP will also be very important as it has to recognise the income difficulties in the sector.”
The role will see the Laois man attend IFA national council meetings to represent beef farmers.
A postal ballot of the IFA livestock committee was held to ensure Government guidelines for COVID-19 were observed.
It was the second postal ballot held by the IFA in recent months following the election of Keith O’Boyle as chair of the liquid milk committee.