Latest: Dairygold welcomes first batch of emergency animal feed in Rosslare

Latest: Dairygold welcomes first batch of emergency animal feed in Rosslare

Update 11.25am: The first emergency batch of animal feed has arrived at Rosslare Port this morning.

The supplies have been shipped in from the UK by Dairygold, to tackle a shortage here after the bad weather.

In total 2,500 extra tonnes of fodder has been ordered. It will be sold at cost price to members of the Dairygold co-op around the country.

"We have 10 locations set up across our catchment areas, loads will be coming in right across today, tomorrow and into the weekend, and then they will be distributed," said head of agri business Liam O'Flaherty.

"Farmers will come into the branches and will collect the hay... from our branches."

Earlier: Emergency supplies arrive today as livestock fodder shortage continues

Emergency supplies of livestock fodder will arrive into Rosslare from the UK today to deal with the shortage on Irish farms.

Many farmers say that they have completely run out of feed following the bad weather leaving animals starving.

The fodder, imported by the Dairygold co-op, will be offered at cost price.

However, President of the Irish Farmers Association Joe Healy says the Government needs to make more money available.

"We have called for all outstanding payments to be paid to farmers because while some of them might be small payments, maybe a few hundred, every €250-€300 is a ton of meal," he said.

Latest: Dairygold welcomes first batch of emergency animal feed in Rosslare

- Digital desk

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