Farmers discuss crisis in agriculture

Published: 9 Jan 2013 11:00

Farmers in Fermanagh have voiced their frustration over the economic crisis affecting the agricultural industry.

Attending the UFU President's meeting in Enniskillen this week are Clarke Black(seated), chief executive and (back from left); Harry Sinclair, President; Barclay Bell and Ian Marshall, Deputy Presidents and Andrew Wilson, Fermanagh UFU County Chairman.

At a meeting of the Ulster Farmers' Union's Presidential team in Enniskillen on Tuesday night, some farmers said the situation was not sustainable where their production costs have exceeded their producer prices.

The shortage of winter fodder and the poor quality of some of this year's silage, the high cost of feed and the poor cashflow facilities are beginning to show on farms.

The Ulster Farmers' Union said they are pushing for DARD to introduce relief measures and are continuing ongoing discussions with other sectors of the industry to highlight the problems.

Full story in tomorrow's Impartial Reporter.

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