First Dairygold shipment of fodder lands in Wexford
The first shipment of the imported fodder organised by Dairygold to assist its suppliers has arrived into Rosslare Port this morning (Thursday, April 5).
This is the first of some 2,500t of hay and haylage ordered by the co-op to be distributed to its members at cost price, according to the southern processor.
At Rosslare Port this morning where the first of 2,500 tonnes of hay and haulage has landed to be distributed to our Members. pic.twitter.com/bAfQhc7uEN
— Dairygold Co-Op (@DairygoldCo_Op) April 5, 2018
The co-op noted that the imported fodder was essential to alleviate the current shortage of fodder facing Irish farmers, who are struggling with a long winter followed by the unseasonably cold and wet spring which has significantly delayed grass growth.
Additional shipments are due daily right through the weekend and into next week.
The fodder will be distributed to Dairygold’s farmers via the branch network across the Munster catchment region.
Dairygold had already been working with members over the last 10 days to source fodder from locations around Ireland until it took the decision to source supplies abroad.