Sheep farmers are staging a protest at the Kepak factory in Athleague, Co Roscommon over the falling prices for lamb.

The Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association says their members are protesting at the entrance to the Kepak factory since yesterday afternoon, and will remain there until the prices are increased by €8 per lamb.

They claim the prices paid by Kepak are among the lowest in the country, and that the price per kilo for lamb has fallen by €1 in the past year - wiping out any profit for farmers.

Séan McNamara, ICSA Sheep Chairman, told Midwest News that Kepak are currently paying €4.80 per kilo, and they're demanding €5.20 - a difference of €8 per lamb.

 

 

 

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