Miraculously calm and sunny weather graced the National Ploughing Championships last week as a record-breaking 297,000 people descended on the annual farming celebration in Carlow. But by Wednesday afternoon, at the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) stand, there was a storm brewing.
Angry beef farmers ambushed top IFA executives on their own turf, lambasting them for the low price of cattle and the IFA’s role in the recent beef talks.
As excited crowds began...
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