Calls for feed mills to pass on savings to farmers

The chairman of Sligo IFA is calling for feed mills to pass on the reductions in the price of raw materials used to make feed to livestock farmers.

According to the Irish Farmers Association there has been a very significant drop in the price of many key feed ingredients used in compound livestock rations over the last six months

It says the last eight to nine months have been a very trying time for livestock farmers as many had to contend with the extreme challenges posed by last summer’s drought and subsequent fodder shortages.

Chairman of Sligo IFA JP Cowley says pig and beef farmers have suffered enough financial losses.