A second beef blockade has been lifted, this time at the ABP factory at Ferrybank in Waterford.

The decision comes after those picketing outside a Dawn Meats factory in Slane, Co. Meath ceased their protest yesterday.

The Irish Farmers Association is encouraging all protests to end in order to "put the ball back in the factory's court."

IFA President Joe Healy says progress on last weekend's deal will only be made once factory gates are cleared:

However, a number of farmers remain on the protest outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis this morning.



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