Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association protest over beef prices at ABP Clones

‘Factories have refused to engage in a meaningful way at the roundtable.’

Sligo News File.

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association is to mount a major protest at ABP in Clones, Co. Monaghan, as processors continue to hammer beef farmers with price cuts.

Edmund Graham, chair, ICSA Beef Committee

A notice issued by the Association states that the protest is being staged at ABP commencing at 7am tomorrow, Friday, 5 October.

Chairman of ICSA beef committee Edmund Graham said the Association did not attend the Beef Forum early this week “owing to the lack of solidarity shown by processors to beef producers.

‘Farmers are on their knees’

“Never has this lack of solidarity been more evident than in the last few weeks.

“Farmers are on their knees, anger is mounting and factories have refused to engage with us in a meaningful way at the roundtable,” he added.