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Pig Farmers Carry Out Protests In Shillelagh This Morning.

The IFA Pigs Committee has intensified its campaign to ensure that the price paid for pigs reaches €2/kg.

The IFA Pigs Committee has intensified its campaign to ensure that the price paid for pigs reaches €2/kg by the 1st of June.

Pig farmers have targeted four locations across the country this morning to seek commitments from processors for price increases, and protests have been in place since 6am. 

Farmers are protesting at Carty Meats in Athlone; Kerry Foods in Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow; Oakpark Foods in Cahir, Co. Tipperary; and Connolly's Pork and Bacon, Co. Monaghan.

IFA Pig Chairman Roy Gallie said that farmers are at breaking point:

“It’s now or never for them. We are losing €55 per pig sold and this has been the case for far too long. We need the pig farmers to survive to fill the supermarket shelves.”

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