Beef Plan protests to continue


'Keep factory-fit cattle at home until a workable solution can be found'

Beef Plan protests to continue

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'Keep factory-fit cattle at home until a workable solution can be found'

The Beef Plan Movement will continue to protest outside beef processing plants across the country again this coming week.

Farmer protests took place outside 16 plants this week, according to Eamon Corley; these included Dawn Ballyhaunis, Athleague, Co. Roscommon, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow, Co. Kildare, Co. Waterford, Slane, Co. Meath, Slaney Wexford, Bandon, Co. Cork, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Kepak Kilbeggan, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and Rathkeale, Limerick.

'Ramping up'

In a statement to That's Farming, Corley said: "With no meaningful offer to negotiate on the table from the meat factories and a Minister for Agriculture who has lost the confidence of Ireland's beef farmers for his total lack of engagement and 2 farmers knocked down by lorries at factory gates, the factory protest now enters week 2.

"Things are ramping up with new factory protests ready to go live," he said.

"We are asking that every farmer, lorry driver and business in the country to support the farmer protest and help us find a workable solution for our beef industry and rural Ireland," he added.

Contribution

"The most important contribution farmers can make is to keep their factory-fit cattle at home until a workable solution can be found."

"We encourage people and businesses to stand with our farmers at the factory gates to help us in our fight to find a workable solution for beef farming and to save the family farm and rural Ireland."

Those participating in protests are reminded to adhere to guidelines which were issued by the group.

Corley said that one Meath farmer is seriously injured in hospital with a broken hip, shoulder and ribs, a dislocated knee cap and possible liver injury.

"Our thoughts are with Oliver Dixon from Enfield and we wish him a full recovery." the statement concluded.

Further updates to follow...

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