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Friday 31 October 2014

Slurry deadline extended

Published 30/10/2012 | 12:32

THE DEADLINE for spreading slurry has been further extended by two weeks.

The announcement was welcomed by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association who added that this only serves to highlight the futility of setting strict timelines for essential, weather-dependent farming activities.

The extension was announced by Minister Phil Hogan on Friday morning, that farmers would, in certain circumstances, be able to spread slurry until November 16 without incurring penalties.

'We are having better, drier weather now, at the end of October, than we had for the entire summer season,' said ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin.

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