Mayo sheep farmers are angered by the National Parks and Wildlife undertaking a major survey on their lands "without any consultation", they claim.

Farmers in Derriadda, Achill, Keenagh  and Glenhest held a meeting with the IFA President Tim Cullinane earlier this week, over  a 20 million euro survey of their land underway by the National Parks and Wildlife dept without any dialogue with the farmers affected.

The survey will look at mountain land in other Connaught counties also.

This morning Tim Cullinane met with the Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary to outline the outrage of the IFA that such a survey could be undertaken without talking to the stakeholders first.

He told Midwest News today that Minister Calleary committed to looking i to the farmers' concerns and will come back to the IFA about the situation.


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