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Ireland'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships

22:50  17 september  2019
22:50  17 september  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships © daragh

TWO OFFICIALS FROM Bord Bia were confronted by a group of farmers at the National Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co Carlow today and challenged over Irish meat being processed in the UK.

The incident comes amid a continuing stand-off between meat processors and some farmers.

Protests have been continuing at the gates of meat processing factories around the country despite a proposed deal being struck between the two sides at the weekend.

It emerged last week that some retailers had sent Irish beef and pork for processing in the UK in order to maintain supplies on supermarket shelves.

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'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships

Announcing its decision to ship meat across the channel, Aldi said last week that all such products “are Quality Assured by Bord Bia”, adding: “This is clearly reflected on our products’ packaging”.

Several farmers questioned officials at the Bord Bia stand on their involvement in the process, which is entirely within legislation.

“You’re not supporting Irish farmers, you’re going completely against Irish farmers and bringing the beef out of the country and soon to be out of Europe so it can be processed in another jurisdiction,” one man said.

One of the men who challenged the officials said that farmers were “keeping ye lads in jobs”.

One of the officials told them there was a lot of misinformation about what Bord Bia does.

The Bord Bia tent was closed off by security while the farmers quizzed the representatives over beef prices and regulations.

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