Fodder scheme now open
Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Oliver McMullan MLA has called on farmers needing fodder to apply immediately as the scheme began at midnight on the 18th May. Mr McMullan said,
"The extra £1m secured to help farmers facing fodder shortages is now available since midnight. The scheme will be administered through Countryside Services and farmers who are facing shortages should prepare themselves to apply as soon as possible.
"Farmers facing shortages should contact Countryside Services through the website www.countrysiderural.co.uk where the details are available from this morning.
“The scheme ends at the end of the month so I would urge farmers to get in touch and apply as soon as possible so they can avail of the scheme.
"I would like to thank the Minister for her swift and decisive action that will ensure that farmers can feed their livestock and maintain the health of their animals."