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Farmers protest outside supermarkets in Cavan Town to highlight input cost increases

Dec 21, 2021 13:12 By News Northern Sound
Farmers protest outside supermarkets in Cavan Town to highlight input cost increases Farmers protest outside supermarkets in Cavan Town to highlight input cost increases
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IFA Poultry Chair, Andy Boylan, says the cost increases are at a "rate not seen in half a generation".

Farmers have been protesting outside supermarkets in Cavan Town to highlight increases in input costs.

Local IFA pig and poultry farmers are protesting to secure an increase in product prices in order to offset these increased input costs.

Carrickmacross farmer and IFA Poultry Chair, Andy Boylan, says the cost increases are at a "rate not seen in half a generation".

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He warned that farmers are facing a "pandemic of bird flu" and explained what he's seeking on behalf of poultry farmers:

Meanwhile, IFA pig committee chair, Roy Gallie, says producers need more financial help from the marketplace due to the "legitimate" environmental and welfare asks of the consumer:

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