IFA calls on government to introduce fodder import scheme

The Irish Farmers’ Association is calling on the Government to introduce a fodder import scheme in response to the drought conditions.

Urgent action is needed in order to give co-ops and merchants the best chance of sourcing fodder from other countries.

According to the IFA President, Joe Healy, there is likely to be competition for fodder as the heatwave has affected farmers across the continent.

He says decisive action is needed by the Government: