IFA members at the protest in Monaghan.

"It's now or never" say pig farmers seeking higher pork prices

The IFA Pigs Committee has intensified its campaign to ensure that the price paid for pigs reaches €2/kg by June 1, saying "it's now or never" for farmers.

Pig farmers have targeted four locations across the country this morning to seek commitments from processors for price increases.

Protests have been in place since 6am.

Farmers are protesting at Carty Meats in Athlone; Pilgrims in Shillelagh, Co Wicklow; Oakpark Foods in Cahir, Co Tipperary; and Connollys Pork and Bacon, Monaghan

IFA Pig Chairman Roy Gallie said farmers are at breaking point.

“It’s now or never for them. We are losing €55 per pig sold and this has been the case for far too long. We need the pig farmers to survive to fill the supermarket shelves,” he said.