INHFA to host national public meeting in Sligo on fodder crisis

Sligo farmer Colm O Donnell, the national president of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association, is calling on the Minister for Agriculture to act swiftly in putting a fodder aid package in place.

He says the situation is getting worse and is reaching a crisis on many farms.

Mr O Donnell says that with cattle housed since late August, many farmers are going to have all their fodder used up by Christmas.

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association is hosting a national public meeting on Friday night, December 1st in Sligo to highlight the situation.

It will take place in the Sligo Southern Hotel at 8pm.

Meanwhile, the fodder crisis was discussed in the Dail yesterday evening, when Agriculture Minister Michael Creed outlined what he has been doing.

Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon began by pointing out the difference in conditions that farmers in different parts of the country have been facing.