The Beef Plan Movement is planning a protest to highlightÂ the lack of action on live exports.
The demonstration is being held in Wicklow Town; candidates will assemble at The Beehive at 10:30am tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5th). Â
Releasing a statement, Beef Group (2018-2025) said: âPeak calving season and exporters only able to export a fraction of the calves that they have markets for. This means that Dairy farmers are literally giving their calves away.â
Â âMany of the stakeholders have sat on their hands. Even though they have been collecting levies, all they have done is paid themselves hefty wages and have done nothing to solve the problem.â Â
The spokesperson asked why a small fraction of the levies - which are being paid by farmers - could not be utilised to erect temporary accommodation due to insufficient lairage space in Cherbourg.
âWhy couldn't it be arranged that ships would travel every day in the week except three? This should have been done in October.â The statement concluded.
âStand up and be countedâ
Releasing a statement regarding tomorrowâs proceedings, Wicklow Calf Company said: âAll dairy and beef farmers need to all join together to put pressure on our Government. Things will never change unless our voice will be heard.â
âIf you canât give two hours of your day, itâs a bad job; it will only get worse. Stand up and be counted.â The post stated.Â