Tense scenes have erupted outside the Dawn Meats plant in Co Kilkenny after as farmers’ claim they were told to move away from factory entrance gates.
The action resulted in traffic tailbacks for several kilometres in a row over achieving better beef prices.
More than 100 protesters, from the Beef Plan Movement, including women and children are involved in the picket at Grannagh, Co Kilkenny on day nine of the protest.
Police are maintaining a presence at some of the properties, including the Grannagh plant in a bid to stop trouble breaking out.
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