‘The extension date of spreading slurry will give some relief to farmers’ – Hearty

Newry Times News Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Community

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has welcomed the decision by Environment Minister Alex Atwood to extend the spreading of slurry past the 15th of October when there is a reasonable excuse to do so given the condition of their land.

Speaking to Newry Times, Hearty said,

“I welcome the decision by the Environment Minster to extend the date past the 15th of October until the end of October for farmers spreading slurry. This will give them some relief as this year has been recorded as the wettest so far.”

He continued, “Many farmers have been put under pressure with the poor weather conditions as they try to get it covered before the oncoming winter.

“I would remind farmers who are going to avail of the extension date that they must document their reasons for doing so and they must have a reasonable excuse to spread after the 15th of October. Many farmers will be relieved at this announcement as it will take some of the pressure off them.”


Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed










Find us on Facebook

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in