West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

The Extension date of spreading slurry will give some relief to farmers

Published: 4 October, 2012

Derg Sinn Féin Councillor Kieran Mc Guire has warmly 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.

Councillor Mc Guire 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.

Councillor Mc Guire 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."