Fodder transport scheme expected after Monday's fodder meeting
A fodder transport scheme is likely to be launched following the second meeting of the Fodder Action Group on Monday.
The transport scheme is expected to be similar to the IFA’s county partnership, where one county is twinned with another to transfer fodder.
A transport subsidy for the movement of the fodder looks set to be confirmed.
In December, a Teagasc survey found that 85% of farmers experiencing fodder issues in the northwest region have, on average, less than half of the fodder they need for the winter.
Industry experts and farm organisations will convene for a second time on Monday to discuss the fodder crisis.
More details on the transport scheme are to emerge following the meeting.