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Fodder Transport Scheme - rate change

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has reviewed the intervention rate set for assistance towards transport costs in the Fodder Transport Scheme.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013

As a result a new rate for silage and haylage of £45/t has been introduced and will apply to fodder material arriving at ports of Belfast, Larne and Warrenpoint from midnight on 22 May until 31 May 2013. The rate for hay and straw will remain unchanged at £90/t.

The scheme being operated by Countryside Services on behalf of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and DARD, opened at the week-end, and since then a significant amount of hay and silage has come into the north through the ports which is easing the situation on many farms. However, sufficient quantities of fodder are still required and will continue to be made available to those farms in most need

Further details on the Fodder Transport Scheme are available from the Countryside Services Limited (CSL) website or by contacting 0845 026 7535

Notes to Editors:

  1. For media enquiries please contact DARD Press Office 028 9052 4619 or email: Out of hours contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.