FUW leader pleads to keep fodder lifeline open
Farmers' Union of Wales Ceredigion county chairman Aled Rees, who has already overseen the delivery of 16 huge loads of hay and silage to the West Country over the past two months, said West Wales farmers were now telling him they didn't realise there was still a problem in Somerset.
"The grass is growing here in West Wales and it has been a fairly good spring so they think it's the same all over the country. But last week I saw a lot more demand from the forage bank in Somerset.
"They rang me several times during the week to ask for forage as they were running low because they had experienced a lot of wet weather last week and stock had to be re-housed because the land that had only just dried out became saturated very quickly."
Mr Rees said he had been in regular contact with Somerset Levels agricultural flood recovery co-ordinator Abigail Vickery who had told him the fodder they had already received from West Wales farmers "has been a lifeline for them and has helped keep the fodder bank full".
"But we still need to keep donations flowing as we are now scraping the bottom of the barrel to get loads. We have enough pledges to do two more weeks and then there will not be a lot left," added Mr Rees, who farms at Penparc, near Cardigan.
No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment
Please enter your name
Please enter your comment
Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.
Some error on your process.Please try one more time.
Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...
NASA research has revealed how dust blown from the Sahara desert helps supp...
“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that th...
The UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system has been unvei...
Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...
By 2025, solar power could become one of the cheapest forms of energy in ma...
Demand for Scottish farm land remains strong and continues to be better val...
The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per...
Fears about the impact that a proposed transatlantic trade agreement could ...