SLURRY SPREADING AND THE FODDER CRISIS

Slurry spreading will begin on farms across the region in the coming weeks when the closed period comes to an end.

Counties in Zone B which includes Longford, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath can legally spread manure from January 15th, while counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim and Monaghan which are in Zone C can start from January 31st.

It’s been a difficult few months for farmers because of high rainfall and in October applications opened for farmers to avail of an extension to the slurry spreading period.

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Yesterday on the show – we got lots of texts and questions asking about slurry dates, and what happens when tanks are full

Chairman of the IFA Environment and Rural affairs committee Thomas Cooney joined us on the show Thursday – he spoke about the need for co-operation between farmers when it comes to fodder shortages and over flowing slurry tanks (11/01)