ICSA calling fodder crisis meeting in Cavan

Pressure on government to provide subsidy for badly hit farmers high on agenda.

Association officials ‘will also be addressing the issue of slurry spreading’

All farmers welcome to attend.

Sligo News File

The ICSA is calling a crisis meeting in Cavan to “explore ways to cope with fodder scarcity and look at alternatives to too much dependency on hay, silage and straw.”

Demands on the government to roll out a subsidy for badly hit farmers is high on the agenda.

ICSA Cavan chairman Hugh Farrell said, “ICSA has pushed the Department of Agriculture for an urgent fodder transport subsidy. We have to get fodder to where it is needed most as a matter of urgency so the issue of subsidised transport needs to be addressed.

“We also need to look at ways of supplementing the fodder we do have in order to make it stretch. To this end, ICSA is also calling for a system of meal vouchers to be introduced to help those most affected.”

“ICSA officials will also be addressing the issue of slurry spreading on the night so I would also encourage anybody affected by that issue to attend also,” he said

Venue for the meeting on next Tuesday 12 December is the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell where proceedings are scheduled to get underway at 8.00pm.

Guest speakers on the night will be:

Michael Davey
Beef & Dairy Nutritionist with Specialist Nutrition

Emmet Duffy
AW Ennis – Erin Farm Feeds

Adam Woods
Farmers Journal

Patrick Kent
ICSA National President

The meeting is open to all farmers.

For further information, please contact Hugh Farrell, ICSA Cavan

chairman, on 083 4841714 or ICSA office on 057 8662120.