Video: Dairy farmer says government must act now to avert fodder crisis

A Welsh dairy farmer is urging the government to step in to help prevent a looming fodder crisis this autumn.

Hefyn Wilson, who farms 85 Holstein and 15 Jersey cows in Cardigan, south Wales, told Farmers Weekly: “We’ve had 11 weeks without any rain and no decent rainfall is forecast for the next few weeks.

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“We have managed to do our second cut of silage, but there is fertiliser still sitting in the yard for third cut.”

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Speaking at the Royal Welsh Show, Mr Wilson said government action is needed now to stop so much maize being sold to AD plants.

He also called for a co-ordinated effort to transport forage to those whose supplies have run short.