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Appeal for silage donations for Donegal farmers

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The Active Agri Association is behind a drive to send fodder supplies to flood-stricken farms in Donegal.
The Active Agri Association is behind a drive to send fodder supplies to flood-stricken farms in Donegal.

Farmers are being asked to donate bales of badly-needed fodder to their comrades in Co Donegal that were devastated by recent flash flooding.

The Active Agri Association, the group behind the summer’s 32-County Silage Bale Challenge, has called on farmers with surplus silage to send it north to the Inishowen Peninsula.

“We’re asking farmers for donations of five to 10 bales of silage,” organiser Charlie McCann told the Irish Farmers Journal.

“I’ve seen it first-hand what those people are dealing with and it would open your eyes,” he added. “Some of them don’t even have grass for their animals to graze, it’s covered in rubble and trees. Others won’t get their second-cut silage made.”

It’s one thing seeing it on telly, but it’s another to see it first-hand.

“It’s one thing seeing it on telly, but it’s another to see it first-hand. One man lost 350 piglets, they drowned. Another man lost 120 sheep.”

Fellow Active Agri Association member Floyd McNeil said they would also welcome donations of hay.

Haulage

The group already has four hauliers lined up to transport 200 bales to Donegal and would also welcome any help with haulage from around the country.

“The diesel cost to run a lorry from this area, Virginia/Bailieboro, to Donegal could be around €700 for a round trip,” said McNeil.

If you can help, please contact Charlie McCann on 087 2674297, Martin Murray on 086 3027193, Floyd McNeil on 086 8739323 or Alan Kieran on 086 3352885.

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