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Mayo TD says Agriculture Minister does not seem to understand severity of fodder crisis in the West

The fodder shortage facing many farmers along the Western seaboard was discussed in the Dail last night, with a Mayo TD accusing the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed of “having his head in the sand” over the issue.

A number of Fianna Fail TDs from the West and Northwest region outlined the problems facing farmers, following heavy rainfall in the Summer and Autumn, which has seen animals housed indoors since August and has resulted in severe fodder shortages in many areas.

They’re calling for an aid package to be put in place immediately to assist farmers, many of whom are having to sell off stock as a result of the fodder shortage.

Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary says Minister Creed does not seem to understand the severity of the fodder crisis in this region ….

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