Farmers Facing Ruin and Extinction – Deputy Danny Healy Rae

Deputy Danny Healy Rae is urging Minister Michael Creed and his government to act now to avert a severe winter fodder crisis due to the current drought. ©Photographs: John Reidy

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed and the Government to initiate an action plan to help farmers.

Ruin and Extinction

“Many farmers are facing ruin and extinction as they will have no fodder at all facing the winter,” said Deputy Healy Rae.

First Cut Eaten

“Their animals have eaten the first cut of silage and are actually grazing what should now be their second cut.

Source Fodder Abroad

“Now is the time to source fodder abroad from parts of the world which has it in store,” the deputy urged the minister and the government.



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