Agriculture Minister responds to criticism over handling of fodder crisis

The Agriculture Minister’s been accused of being poorly prepared for the fodder crisis affecting farmers.

Michael Creed’s been appearing before the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee this afternoon to brief politicians on his response to the issue.

However, opposition TDs told the Minister he should have acted sooner to import animal feed – following months of wet weather.

Minister Michael Creed says no one could have predicted the current situation:

And you can hear more on this story on AgriWeek tonight with Claire Mulcahy from 9pm on Ocean FM.