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Farmers Continue Protests Against Retailer

by 5m Editor
29 November 2010, at 12:10a.m.

IRELAND - A large number of angry pig, poultry, beef and dairy farmers have staged a second protest, this time outside a new Tesco store in Naas town.

The farmers are angry at the failure of retailers to return a viable price through the food chain to producers whose livelihoods are threatened because of mounting losses, reports the Irish Farmer's Association (IFA).

The farmers say the retail sector continues to enjoy high margins, while refusing to address the rising costs of production impacting across all sectors – pig, poultry, beef, milk and egg producers – as world grain market prices soar.

There was a protest two weeks ago outside a Tesco store in Cavan.

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