Beef farmers plan 24-hour protest outside factories

Beef farmers plan 24-hour protest outside factories

Beef farmers are to hold a 24-hour protest outside meat factories next week to highlight dropping prices.

The IFA said Irish factories are paying €350 per head of cattle less than in the UK, and that falling prices have inflicted serious income damage on producers over the past 12 months.

The assocaition added that Irish prices were now below the EU average.

The protest will get underway at 3pm on Monday.

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