No fodder or animal welfare crisis, says Creed.

Call for fodder aid scheme ‘premature.’

Sligo News File

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has dismissed calls for the establishment of a fodder aid scheme.

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture.

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 added.

He confirmed that 70% of the basic payment scheme will issue with effect from 16 October, with the balancing amount payable from 1 December.