Call for fodder aid scheme ‘premature.’
Sligo News File
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has dismissed calls for the establishment of a fodder aid scheme.
He said to speak at this stage about the need for a uniform, nationwide fodder crisis was premature.
“Notwithstanding the fact that there are individual farmers who have had cattle in, some full-time, some in by night, because of ground conditions, there is no fodder crisis,”
He confirmed that 70% of the basic payment scheme will issue with effect from 16 October, with the balancing amount payable from 1 December.