Friday February 28, 2020

Non-farmers can't ignore fodder crisis

For some, the fodder crisis seems about as remote as being attacked by a Russian nerve agent, but Ireland remains an agrarian nation, with food production providing massive exports and creating jobs

5th April, 2018
'We are now far removed from the primary producers of our food'. Pic:

Our grass-based feed system is after all, the pride of Europe. Evidence is clear that farmers started asking for government assistance last November, due to the already unseasonal autumn and early winter weather. No help came, apart from the fodder transport scheme introduced for farmers in the north-west in January to subsidise the cost of transporting additional fodder. Figures show that only 15 farmers so far have applied to the scheme, with the Irish Farmers’...

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