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Farmers' protest will resume in Cavan town if retailer fails to share margins

May 24, 2022 13:05 By News Northern Sound
Farmers' protest will resume in Cavan town if retailer fails to share margins Farmers' protest will resume in Cavan town if retailer fails to share margins
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'We all have to be fair especially in these times, we all have to share the pain'

Local pig and poultry farmers have stood down their protest outside the Aldi store in Cavan town.

They say the retailer has indicated its willingness to enter into discussions with farmers on a fairer price for their produce.

Pig farmers want an additional 30c on pig meat while poultry farmers are looking for 15c per chicken.

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IFA's Regional chairman, Frank Brady, says farmers called the protest off "in good faith".

But he warned that if the retailer fails to share its margins with local farmers, they will start protesting again.

"The problem is that farmers are the weakest part of the chain," said Mr Brady.

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"We are the one's that are always suffering.

"Farmers should not have to be standing outside processors and supermarkets looking for a price rise.

"They should be looking at the cost of production and accepting that they have to take less of a margin as a result.

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"We all have to be fair especially in these times, we all have to share the pain."

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