The head of the IFA in Connaught has defended calls by the farming community for another farming scheme.
The Department of Agriculture is reluctant to set up a scheme as the crisis only affects a certain amount of farmers.
A new Teagasc survey carried out in Sligo and Leitrim reveals a significant problem in those two counties.
But further south the weather has not been such a big issue.
Chairperson of the IFA in Connaught Pauric Joyce says their calls at a meeting this week for another fodder scheme to be set up are justified: