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.
“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.