The IFA has insisted that there can be no extra charge imposed on farmers who are affected by the Teagasc move.
Mr McCarthy said that farmers had already paid for a five-year plan to be drawn up by Teagasc and the least they could expect was a service to match that fee.
The decision by Teagasc to tender out REPS review contracts to private agricultural consultants is being driven by the retirement of 33 advisers and support staff in the regional advisory areas this month.
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