Fodder Crisis: ICSA’s early intervention
and ICSA general secretary Eddie Punch at a waterlogged farm near Bantry in August
ICSA West Cork chairman Dermot Kelleher (in the red) showing ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin
and general secretary Eddie Punch the conditions at a farm near
Dunmanway, where cattle had been housed since July due to the rainfall
ICSA then took action to try and alleviate the pressure on the worst-hit farms in the West Cork area; sourcing top-quality bales from Co. Kildare and delivering them to to West Cork – ICSA subsidising the cost of transport to keep the cost to the farmers as low as possible.