Fodder being organised for farmers in the North West

Individual farming organisations say that fodder reserves are available for farmers in need.

While no official scheme has been sanctioned by the government, farming organisations have supports in place themselves.

In a statement today, the IFA has matched up counties in need with those who can meet that need.

Carlow and Wicklow are supplying fodder to farmers in south Donegal while Wexford is matched up to help out farmers in Leitrim while Tipperary will provide fodder for the rest of Donegal and Sligo.

Farming organisations state the west, Midlands and North West of the country has been hardest hit by the wet weather this year.

However, Chair of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association in Donegal says is warning that fodder will not come cheap and the main cost will be transporting that fodder: