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Laois IFA are seeking fodder donations for County Twinning Project

The Laois IFA have been paired with Clare IFA in the County Twinning Project to combat the growing fodder shortage.

The initiative, set up in recent months, aims to provide relief for farms that find themselves short of feed.

Laois and South Tipperary farmers have sent over 100 bales to areas in west Clare, which is one of the badly affected areas at the moment.

The County Twinning Project has seen Laois paired with Clare, with Tipperary coming to the aid of Sligo farmers and Kildare working with Longford. The plan was laid out by the Fodder Action Group.

Laois IFA chairman Francis Gorman has welcomed the concept and thinks that it is important for the farming community to work together in the time of the fodder shortage.

He also said that the extent of shortage will not be known until later in the spring and that it is necessary for the IFA to provide help to those in need to not let the problem develop into a crisis.

The feed set to Clare by Laois farmers will be designated to those in the greatest need and there will be no bias treatment or line jumping, according to the IFA.

Mr Gorman also asked for those who have fodder to donate or for sale to get in contact with Laois IFA, where contact will be made with Clare IFA to find a farmer on the list.

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