Forage Aid issues plea to help two crisis-hit farmers

Farming charity Forage Aid has issued a call for help to source emergency forage for two farms in need.

Andrew Ward, an arable farmer based in Lincolnshire and Forage Aid’s co-founder and chairman, has requested donations of straw, hay and silage to help the two farm businesses.

Both farms – one in Cumbria and the other in Norfolk – had met the charity’s criteria to receive help, he said.

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Appealing for help in a video posted on Facebook and Twitter, Mr Ward said: “One of these farms is in Ulverston, south Cumbria. He was flooded out only very recently and he requires 10 quadrant wheat straw bales, 20 round hay bales and approximately 50-60 small hand bales.

Forage Aid sign on a farm fence

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“The other farm is in Thetford in Norfolk. That has met the criteria because he [the farmer] has got restrictions through bird flu and other issues. He is wanting 30 to 35 round haylage bales, if you have got that.”

Forage Aid has urged anyone in these two areas who is able to offer help to register a donation on, email or call the helpline on 07967 219991.

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