Department of Agriculture officials are meeting with the main farmers co-ops later today to discuss the ongoing fodder crisis.

Yesterday evening, the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed announced a national review of fodder supplies.

It follows months of wet weather, that have left farmers in many areas low on animal feed.

Minister Creed says his department may consider importing fodder if required.

The Minister said officials from his Department met with Teagasc and the main co-ops last week, and will meet again today following a difficult weekend.

He said significant rainfall over the weekend in many areas of the country has created additional challenges for Irish farmers dealing with what has already been a difficult spring.

A register is also being established by Teagasc for farmers who may have additional fodder, with the agency saying they want to mobilise any fodder reserves to help farmers in need.


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