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Livestock Protest Held In Wicklow Town

 A protest has been taking place outside the constituency offices of the Junior Minister for Agriculture Andrew Doyle in Wicklow town, over concerns about described as a disconnect between the government and the livestock sector.

 A protest has been taking place today outside the constituency offices of the Junior Minister for Agriculture Andrew Doyle in Wicklow town, over concerns about described as a disconnect between the government and the livestock sector.

A group of farmers have come together to form a movement called Beef Plan.

One of their big concerns is the inability of farmers to export calves to markets abroad because of a lack of available space.

Vice chairman of the Hugh Doyle says they export around 150,000 calves abroad each year, but that even though the government was told months ago about issues coming down the line they’ve buried their heads in the sand.

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