Forage Aid in Farmers’ Weekly
Forage Aid’s efforts to help North Yorkshire farmers hit by floods have been reported on by Farmers Weekly.
Doug Barningham lost 120 sheep and 300 silage bales at Home Farm, Arkengarthdale, Richmond last summer. Silage and haylage from Forage Aid arrived at his and another Yorkshire Dales farm still suffering the effects of flooding last July and more recently.
In just three hours 340mm of rain fell, turning a stream into a powerful torrent which dumped 10,000t of stone on the field nearest the yard and far more in the yard itself.
Forage Aid has supplied more than 200 bales of silage and haylage to help.
“We’ve had tremendous help from Forage Aid and from many local farmers and the young farmers,” Doug told Farmer’s Weekly.
“Everyone’s been so helpful, it’s helped us get through a really tough period.”