Glanbia Must Respond on Grain Price

IFA President said that Glanbia must make a significant move on grain price in order to end the IFA protests at their feed mills in Portlaoise and Clonroche.

“Farmers are angry at the base price set by Glanbia this year and they are demanding that Glanbia revisit this and make a significant move to improve the price,” he said.

Farmers have been protesting at the plant in Portlaoise since Friday night and at Clonroche in Wexford since Saturday morning.

IFA National Grain Chairman Mark Browne said, “We met Glanbia last week and we were very disappointed with the poor response. We had a further meeting on Saturday, and while it was a constructive meeting, no offer was put on the table”.

“We are in ongoing dialogue with Glanbia, but the protest will continue. The price put forward by Glanbia is simply not good enough,” he said.

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