It’s Day 5 of a continuous protest by farmers in Beef Plan Movement outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis.
Beef Plan Movement members have been protesting at a number of factories around the country since Monday morning last, over plans to cut the suckler cow herd by half and the prices being paid by the factories for beef.
Last night there were up to 200 farmers on the protest line outside the gate’s of Dawn Meat.
This morning, there are about 60 farmers all resolved to remain on the protest line until they say they get “a better deal”.
Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary has this morning called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to immediately intervene in this dispute and to bring all sides to the table.