Beef Farmers have been protesting outside meat factories around the country for almost a fortnight over low stock prices.
Late last night, however, there was a minor breakthrough with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed saying all sides had agreed to sit down for talks – that looked like a distant prospect just hours earlier with meat factories talking about legal action and farmers promising to continue demonstrating ‘for as long as it takes’.
Essentially, the group wants more money for the beef they are selling to factories before it ends up on shop shelves. They say retailers should take more responsibility for low beef prices at the moment.
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