Government urged to speed up fodder relief deliveries

Tuesday 14 May 2013 19.53
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Shipment of fodder from France due to be delivered to farmers
Shipment of fodder from France due to be delivered to farmers
Farmers queued for hay at Castlerea mart in Co Roscommon
Farmers queued for hay at Castlerea mart in Co Roscommon

The Irish Farmers' Association has called on the Government to intervene to try to speed up the delivery of fodder relief from France.

The IFA said it has sourced thousands of bales of hay but is experiencing serious difficulties with transport of the fodder to Ireland.

Speaking in Co Roscommon, IFA president John Bryan said that falling temperatures in the last week had stalled the growth of grass on land.

He said hundreds of farmers were still facing severe fodder shortage and the Government had to act quickly to get the hay delivered from France.

Keywords: farmers, fodder

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