Gardaí are attending a picket by beef farmers outside Dawn Meats in Grannagh on the Kilkenny/Waterford border.
It's one of a number of protests taking place at meat processing plants today despite a High Court injunction to end the pickets.
The Agriculture is calling on those continuing to protest to consider the implications of the injunction.
The protest at Dawn Meats in Grannagh is being organised by independent beef farmers, who are angry at the prices they are being offered for beef.
Up to 100 of them have been picketing outside the plant, while gardaí keep a watching brief.
A line of trucks with livestock cannot access the factory, with some trucks queuing up trying to leave.
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Some of the protesters said they have not been put off by a High court ruling restraining them from picketing.
One explained: "The injunction was never going to work - you can't treat people like that.
"We're all family people, trying to raise our children. It's totally heavy-handed what they're doing."
He added: "We're a peaceful protest - all we want to do is get paid for our cattle... the price is going down, the costs are going up."
James O'Shea is a protesting beef farmer.
He observed: "You have 100 farmers... some of the boys were here last night at seven o'clock, and didn't go away - they're here all night.
"It means that much to them: they're just fighting for survival now."
Overnight, protests took place at Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, at ABP in Bandon, and at other sites.
Speaking today, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed says there are no farming organisations that support the current impasse.
He told Cork's 96FM: "I'll ask people now to reflect - particularly politicians who have given support and encouragement at the picket lines - on the fact that we have a High Court ruling now, and the implications of not abiding by the law of the land and the court's rulings for individuals at the picket line."
Meat Industry Ireland, meanwhile, is urging farmers to obey the High Court injunction - claiming "blockades threaten the livelihoods of all stakeholders in the sector".
With farmers saying they've no intention of standing down, it's not clear how the dispute will be resolved.