A protest by members of the Beef Plan movement is continuing outside a number of meat factories across the country.

It's day 3 of the protest outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis, where the number of farmers protesting swelled to well over one hundred at a time last night.

Farmers engaged with truck drivers who were delivering cattle to the factory.

The Irish Farmers Journal reports that Dawn Meats are planning their normal cattle kill in Ballyhaunis for the rest of the week.

Efforts by Midwest News to speak to management at the Ballyhaunis plant yesterday were unsuccessful.

Elsewhere across the region, protests are also continuing at Kepak in Athleague, and Liffey Meats in Ballinasloe over the collapse in beef prices and proposed cuts to the national herd.

Kepak in Athleague is continuing to kill cattle and sheep - it's reported that, despite protestors trying to encourage farmers not to bring animals for slaughter, there are still significant numbers being traded.

 

 

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