A crowd of over 400 packed in to the Killeshin hotel on Monday night to hear from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), Bord Bia and IFA about the current beef crisis. Michael Houlihan from Bord Bia addressed the meeting along with Cormac Healy, MII, Angus Woods IFA national livestock chair, and Francis Gorman, Laois IFA chair. It was a heated meeting, with both Bord Bia and meat factories coming in for severe criticism from the floor.

Frustrated and angry farmers posed a number of questions about where the future of the industry lies.