The lorries and trailers carrying livestock that were lined up along the street outside the Dawn Meat Factory entrance in Ballyhanunis earlier today, have now entered the factory.

Individual protesting farmers are continuing to walk up and down along the footpath at the entrance to the factory but they are insisting that they are not blocking the entrance.

Meanwhile a deal has been struck between protesting farmers and ABP in Cahir, county Tipperary to allow a Chinese delegation to visit a meat plant today. A chinese delegation is touring Irish meat factories with a view to expanding Irish meat exports to Beijing.

High Court injunctions were granted to stop protests at four separate meat factory sites across the country yesterday, but many farmers are refusing to leave insisting they have no choice because of the prices they're getting for their animals.

Midwest News has asked Dawn Meats for a comment this afternoon and we are awaiting a response. On Wednesday Dawn Meats was granted an injunction in the High Court to stop protesters from blocking the entry and exit of lorries at its facilities in Ireland.

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