Farmers protesting outside a Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork
Further to this morning’s farmers’ protest outside a Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork this morning…
Claire McCormack, in Agriland, reports:
Meat processor ABP has confirmed that it will increase its base price for cattle next Monday, December 9.
AgriLand understands that a minimum increase of 5c/kg is expected.
In a statement issued this afternoon, Friday, December 6, a spokesperson for ABP confirmed the move, whilst also criticising the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) for staging a series of protests on the beef price issue over the last 48 hours.
The spokesperson said: “The company is at a complete loss to understand why Joe Healy, the outgoing IFA president, pursued a course of irresponsible, disruptive and illegal action at retail distribution centres this week.
“The Beef Taskforce met on Tuesday and Joe Healy and the IFA were fully aware that market indications pointed towards a cattle price increase in Ireland. This was reported extensively.”
ABP to increase base price for cattle next week (Agriland)
Earlier: Beefing Up
Farmers hold protest outside Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork
Outside a Lidl distribution centre in
Charleville Ballyhea, Co Cork.
Farmers and members of the Irish Farmers’ Association began a 12-hour protest over beef prices at 7am.
This is the second such protest this week, following a similar protest at an Aldi distribution centre in Naas, Co Kildare, yesterday.
IFA protest at Charleville: ‘This will go on until beef prices rise’ (Hannah Quinn Mulligan, Farmers Journal)
Further protest over beef prices as Lidl centre in Co Cork blockaded (RTE)
Beef Plan calls IFA protest ‘regrettable’ (Hannah Quinn Mulligan, Farmers Journal)
Pics: Harold Kingston and Hannah Quinn Mulligan
The stuffing of ad placement nightmares.
Thanks John Gallen
Lidl, Castleknock, Dublin 15.
For the week that’s apparently in it.
Aungier St, Dublin 2.
A mural for Lidl’s ‘Serious Support’ for women’s GAA
Name those players, anyone?
Tesco, Clearwater, Finglas, Dublin 11
Tesco are opening a new budget range to compete with Lid and Aldi [in the UK]. They’re calling it Jack’s – not sure it’s the best name? Do you think they’ll bring it to Ireland?
Tesco to launch new discount chain Jack’s next week (The Guardian)
Lidl’s ‘controversial’ water-hogging bathing pool.
Sold out within MINUTES.
Tuesday: Everyone Stay Pool