4th May, 2013
Farmers in Leitrim have benefited from a much-needed delivery of fodder organised by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA).
The consignment of hay and straw bales was assembled at the farm of ICSA National Executive member Denis Nolan in Co. Carlow, and arrived at Drumshanbo Mart today (4th May) to be distributed among some of the worst-hit farms in the Leitrim and wider North-West area. The cost of the transport of the bales was subsidised by ICSA.
Mr Gilmartin said, “At this stage, we all know that the situation is dire on many farms. It’s at times like this that the farming community must unite and support each other in whatever way we can. Hopefully the delivery will take some of the pressure off on Leitrim farms that are really struggling.”
“The crisis is not over yet and we in ICSA will continue to do what we can on a day-to-day basis to support farmers in getting through it,” the ICSA leader concluded.