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Forage Aid look to support farmers through another major flooding event

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Forage Aid team are keeping close to the evolving livestock farming situation in those areas recently flooded following the ongoing and torrential rainfall seen in parts of the country.

Farmers in areas across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and the Black Country have been severely affected with many livestock farmers seeing immediate negative impacts as forage and bedding have been damaged or washed away by flood waters.

Forage Aid Chairman and Trustee Andrew Ward has visited a few of the flooded areas to see the problems for himself. Andrew said ‘It is devastating to see another major flood event affecting our farmers this year. We are yet to see and hear the full extent as farming families battle to save livestock, crops, feed and buildings. What is clear is that Forage Aid are ready and waiting to offer support where and when required.’

As always, we are asking those directly affected by the floods and needing to replenish fodder and bedding stocks to ensure no animal suffering contact us directly to see if we can help. You can get in touch on 07967 219991 or at [email protected].

Following the flash flooding event in North Yorkshire at the end of July, Forage Aid has been working with a huge number of kind donations most of which have been earmarked for farms around Reeth. We are therefore continuing to look for additional donations of silage, haylage, hay and straw. If you can donate haulage, please also get in touch with us.

We are entirely reliant on donations and firmly believe in our motto of Farmers Helping Farmers, so any support that can be offered is gratefully received.

Forage Aid is delighted to be able to continue to work with other charities under the Farming Help umbrella and we would urge anyone looking for assistance to contact any of the charities listed at www.farminghelp.co.uk.

To offer donations of forage, bedding and for cash donations please visit https://aid.forageaid.org.uk