Donegal farmers warned about implications of early winter in urgent meeting

at the special IFA meeting in Donegal Town to discuss problems relating to weather, farm payments and farming related problem. Photo Clive Wasson

Farmers in Donegal are being warned that the early winter and increased cost of keeping animals for a prolonged winter will have adverse effects on farm incomes in the region.

The issue was discussed at an urgent weather meeting hosted by Donegal IFA in Donegal Town this week.

The meeting was attended by more than 70 people who have been affected and are facing a significant loss of fodder due to the poor conditions over the past number of months.

Donegal IFA Chairman Michael Chance says farmers in the county are under severe pressure: