Farmers are calling for improved Government supports to deal with the continuing fodder shortage.

IFA representatives from across Connacht met last night in Roscommon to discuss the problems being experienced by farmers along the western seaboard.

They’ve called on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to introduce a scheme to assist farmers who cannot access fodder.

They also want a suspension of all farm inspections until the crisis passes.

Chairman of the Mayo branch of the IFA Martin Gilvarry says a meal voucher scheme would be the most effective way for farmers across the West to ensure the well-being of their livestock….

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