Safety on farms vital in this hot busy spell

The Regional Chairperson of the IFA in the North West says farmers need to pay even more attention to health and safety in this hot weather.

This week, there have been a number of warnings for farmers to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day between 3 and 6pm.

They are also urged to look out for their animals ensuring they have a shaded place to rest and take water and not to move livestock during the hottest parts of the days.

The Department of Agriculture also has a red warning alert for fires which it states can start very easily in this heat.

Adrian Leddy, Regional Development Officer for the IFA in the North West makes another number of points for farmers to consider in order to stay safe during this busy period:

James Gallagher, Chairperson of the IFA in Leitrim says he’s conifident that farmers are taking these warnings on board: