Teagasc survey reveals serious issues in Leitrim

The IFA president says the findings of a Teagasc survey on the impact of wet weather in the northwest are alarming. Half of farmers surveyed in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal say they have inadequate winter feed and poor ground conditions that have delayed slurry spreading. Joe Healy says the findings underlined the IFA’s case to…

teagascThe IFA president says the findings of a Teagasc survey on the impact of wet weather in the northwest are alarming.

Half of farmers surveyed in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal say they have inadequate winter feed and poor ground conditions that have delayed slurry spreading.

Joe Healy says the findings underlined the IFA’s case to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed for a fodder scheme, a crisis fund for tillage growers and flexibility on slurry spreading.

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