Beef Plan Movement not in support of IFA protests

The Beef Plan Movement says ‘it’s regrettable’ the IFA did not attempt to engage in talks before farmers held a protest by in Naas, Co. Kildare.

On Thursday morning, farmers began a 12 hour protest outside of the Aldi warehouse blocking trucks from picking up deliveries.

A further 12 hour picket began at 7am this morning outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co. Cork.

The IFA claims the gap between what beef farmers receive, compared to UK farmers, has widened to 50 cent a kilo.

Aldi say they are ‘extremely disappointed’ as it received no request for engagement, communication or warning of any grievances.

Speaking to OceanFM News, Brendan Barry of the Beef plan Movement says they would have expected the IFA to try and open discussions before any protests took place.