Cancelling farmers ‘ holidays in battle fodder crisis

  • Cancelling farmers ‘ holidays in battle fodder crisis
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    Farmers have to cancel your vacation, and some even are unable to attend weddings because of the current feed and the pressure of the drought forces them to stay on the farm.
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Farmers have to cancel your vacation, and some even are unable to attend weddings because of the current feed and the pressure of the drought forces them to stay on the farm.

Farm relief services (FRS) reported increased cancellations and lower demand for operators this summer due to the drought pressure, forcing dairy farmers to cancel the reservation.

While the fed chief Peter Byrne said cultures independent of the cases is not difficult to calculate, he said he certainly noticed an increased number of farmers cancelling the holiday and wedding cover that they had to pre-order in the FRS.

“The situation becomes obvious when people couldn’t go to the wedding, and to go on holidays and things like that, as they believed, given the current crisis that they need to be hands-on the farm. It certainly affected us, but it is very difficult.

“The financial implications of bad weather, farmers were forced to cut overhead costs and there is less demand for operators.”

FRS South Manager Midlands Kate Fogarty, which is responsible for North Tipperary, Tipperary, and Kerry’s site also says that she has seen numerous cases where farmers FRS operators booked, but due to problems with feed and water so they had to cancel.

“Some farmers have cancelled holidays at the last minute, because they were waiting to see what will happen with the weather. Farmers are afraid to leave their farm, because even if they have someone booked in for milking morning and evening, they are worried because they someone had been in milk, but no one is there to watch during the day, if there was a problem with water,” she said.

Labor shortages

The demand for agricultural labour to move into other sectors such as construction this summer, which Ms. Fogarty has warned could lead to a shortage of labour next spring.”Guys, we got away on another job. These guys depend on us income, because they are all self-employed and can’t wait work. They pay for a watch, and rely on us,” she said.

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“If you take a Guy in the age of 45, who works for us – if a farmer cancels him that he was not able to go on vacation then. This, of course, affects us in the spring because we could not provide jobs for these people, and they went to another.”

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