Teagasc reopens Covid-19 helpline for farmers

Teagasc has confirmed today (Friday, January 29) that the telephone helpline to assist with queries in relation to Covid-19 issues is reopening for all farmers.

The service provides farmers with advice on the range of issues that they may face as they continue to do essential work in maintaining the food supply chain.

The service was started during the initial period of Covid-19 restrictions, and is now reintroduced as an extra support available to farmers during the current restrictions.

Busy spring period

Dr. Stan Lalor, Teagasc director of knowledge transfer, said: “The coming months are amongst the busiest periods on many farms, and Teagasc [is] conscious of the extra demands that the current restrictions are placing on farmers as they continue their essential work in crop production, caring for animals, and maintaining food supplies.

“The helpline is staffed by experienced Teagasc advisors and is open to all farmers to help them with the day-to-day issues facing them during the current Covid-19 restrictions”.

The information line phone number is +353 76 1113533 and it is open from 9:30am to 1:00p.m and from 2:00p.m to 5:00p.m Monday to Friday.

Teagasc clients should continue to use their advisors’ mobiles and office numbers to contact them as usual.