IFA Pigs Protest at Hilton Foods Continues

The protest by pig farmers at Hilton Foods outside Drogheda remains in place as they seek a commitment on price increases.

The protest began at 6am yesterday.

IFA Pigs Committee Chair Roy Gallie said farmers are beyond breaking point.

“They are absolutely frustrated and angry at the lack of progress to address the dire financial situation on farms. Despite highlighting this for the past number of months, it’s now our understanding that substantial price increases have been passed back from the retailer to primary processors,” he said.

He said factories need to immediately pay a significant price increase to farmers to alleviate the severe haemorrhaging of money at farm level. 

The IFA campaign is looking for the price paid for pigs to reach €2/kg by June 1st.

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