Fifth of farmers still suffering fodder shortage
on 25/09/2013 08:05:27
The first six months of the year saw an unprecendented deficit of animal feed across the country, with hay and silage being imported from Europe.
Up to 20% of farmers are still suffering from a shortage as a result.
Larry O'Loughlin, of Teagasc, said: "The key message is that farmers, who are having problems with fodder, or even farmers who are on the periphary with just about enough fodder to get them by over the winter, should be making plans now.
"There are two issues involved, one is planning for your fodder situation for next winter and secondly is to do some kind of cash-flow budget with your finances."