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Urgent appeal to help farmers

Mon, 25 Mar 2013


Farmers who need help following the severe weather have been urged to contact a special hotline.

The heavy snow and freezing conditions mean livestock has suffered with many farmers forced to dig their animals out of the snow – both dead and alive.

Some farmers urgently need food and shelter for their animals.

Anyone who requires help, or who can offer it, is asked to contact 685844

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says it will match farmers’ problems with offers of assistance.

Minister Phil Gawne says it’s a tragic situation:

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