Cold and wet weather has seen many farmers “run out of fodder to feed their cattle”
The escalating fodder crisis and its devastating impact on farmers and their livestock has affected many in Dublin & Glendalough and throughout Ireland.
The persistent cold and wet weather has made farming conditions exceptionally difficult. Last year’s cold and wet summer meant poor grass growth and the very late start to spring this year has seen many run out of fodder to feed their cattle. The recent snow and heavy rainfall have only served to exacerbate an already bad situation.
Recognising the serious hardship faced by many farmers as a result of the fodder crisis, Protestant Aid has announced a special grant for farmers affected. The organisation has set up a specific ‘Fodder Crisis Response Grant Scheme to address the additional spend many farmers are having to make on fodder due to recent poor weather conditions. Forms for the grant scheme will be available from clergy or directly from Protestant Aid by contacting email@example.com
Archbishop Michael Jackson has urged people to pray for those experiencing hardship and has written a prayer: