Donegal farmers to be hit with no knackery collections next week



Donegal farmers will be affected by a lack of knackery services next week.

Knackery owners have voted unanimously to not collect fallen animals from Wednesday, as talks with the Department of Agriculture on a new fallen animal scheme remain in deadlock.

Farmers can still deliver fallen animals to knackeries, but the Animal Collectors' Association has warned that, unless a package is put in place, there will be full closure of knackery services.

Deputy News Editor with the Irish Farmers Journal, Amy Forde says it is hoped the issue will be resolved in the near future: