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Local poultry farmers undertaking 24-hour protest outside Lidl stores

Jan 25, 2022 13:01 By News Northern Sound
Local poultry farmers undertaking 24-hour protest outside Lidl stores Local poultry farmers undertaking 24-hour protest outside Lidl stores
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Andy Boylan says the protest will continue until they get a response from the supermarket.

A 24-hour poultry farmer protest in Cavan and Monaghan Town will continue until the protestors get a response from the supermarkets.

That's according to outgoing IFA Poultry chair and Carrickmacross farmer Andy Boylan, who adds that farmers are seeking an increase in product prices to offset increased input costs.

Poultry farmers are staging a 24-hour protest outside of the Lidl stores in both Cavan and Monaghan Town, which are due to continue overnight and finish at 11 tomorrow morning.

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Pig and poultry farmers staged a small protest outside the main supermarkets in Cavan Town in December last, and Andy Boylan says Lidl is being targeted this time around because it has recently reduced the price of Irish chicken.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Andy Boylan outlined what the protesters are looking for and says the protest will continue until they get a response:

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