Watch: Farmer's emotional online appeal for fodder sparks huge reaction
A Wexford farmer’s emotional online appeal for fodder for his cattle has sparked huge reaction from farmers and the general public alike.
In a video posted on Facebook, Mattie White detailed the hardship many farmers are facing as cold and wet weather continues to stunt grass growth.
He asked people to share the video “for the sake of the farming community and myself to create awareness of the hardship we are going through at the moment”.
He said “nobody to my mind seems to care”.
However, his appeal sparked a huge reaction online and led to Mattie posting a second video in which he said hundreds of people had offered him fodder.
"I want to say a massive thank you to you all for the kindness that has been shown to me," he said.
Yesterday, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed announced that he has asked his officials to develop a scheme to support the import of fodder from outside the Island of Ireland.
he announcement came following a meeting with Teagasc and industry representatives on the current fodder situation.