The Department of Agriculture and the Minister for Agriculture have recognised the difficulties farmers have faced with the recent fodder crisis. They have taken a number of steps to aid farmers in Ireland.
A low-call crisis number – 1850 21 19 90 will be monitored until midnight each day, for farmers who are struggling to feed their livestock. Banks have been asked not to request loan repayments until the situation improves and some flexibility will be exercised with any farm inspections. Additional supplies of hay are being imported into the country, following recent, extensive wet weather and the shortage of feed.
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