RELIEF FOR FARMERS AS FODDER TRANSPORT SCHEME FULLY OPENS UP IN CAVAN, LONGFORD & ROSCOMMON

19 FEBRUARY 2018

ICSA Cavan chairman Hugh Farrell has welcomed the opening up of the Fodder Transport Scheme in counties Cavan, Longford and Roscommon. “Following a persistent campaign by ICSA officials in these counties, we have now received confirmation the scheme is fully operational in Cavan, Longford and Roscommon. Teagasc officials are now satisfied that that there are insufficient fodder supplies locally to meet the demand and therefore it must be transported in from another part of the country.”

Continuing Mr Farrell said, “Up to now, farmers in these counties have been unable to avail of the scheme as their areas apparently did not meet the criteria laid out by Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, despite a glaring need on the ground. This has now been remedied and I would urge all those short of fodder to complete a Forage Budget form through their local Teagasc office or FAS approved advisor. The scheme is designed to help those in dire need so we are thankful for the work Teagasc and the Department have done on it. Hopefully now we will see the full benefit of the scheme filtering down to where it is so obviously needed.”

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