THE Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has set up a €2m emergency fund for its dairy farmers in response to the fodder crisis. The fund will be distributed immediately through the IDB's supplier co-op members.
IDB chief Kevin Lane commented: "The industry has been hit by an unprecedented crisis and our farmers are experiencing exceptional hardship. It is imperative that we respond where we can to the disastrous situation.
"We hope this fund can help to alleviate the ongoing crisis and are working very closely with our members to ensure it is allocated as quickly as possible."