Roscommon farmers could refuse to sell to certain beef factories in protest over beef margins

Roscommon farmers are set to refuse to sell their cattle to beef factories to protest against the prices they are receiving.

More than 540 people attended a public meeting about ‘Beef Plan 2018 to 2025’ in Roscommon Mart last night.

The newly formed group of organisers claim their margins have been eroded over the past few months and they’re struggling to survive.

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They want the percentage of the retail price they are receiving at factories to be significantly increased.

Eamon Corley, one of the organisers of last night’s meeting, explains the type of protest planned.