Farmers protesting over fodder scheme hand in letter for minister to department offices in Leitrim

On what was one of the worst mornings of the year with snow and ice, about 100 farmers turned out in County Leitrim for a protest over the Department of Agriculture’s fodder scheme.

It’s was organised by the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association outside the Department of Agriculture offices in Drumshanbo.

Farmers handed in a letter for the minister to the department’s office there.

The protest came in advance of the minister’s visit to Leitrim on Wednesday.

President of the INHFA, Sligo farmer Colm O’Donnell, spoke to Ocean FM News just as the protest ended today: