Resolution needed today to resolve knackeries closure – INHFA

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association are calling for an immediate resolution to the problems caused by the closure of knackeries last Wednesday. National President Colm O’Donnell stated “how farmers with fallen stock are left in limbo dealing with the sight and stench of decomposing animals and desperately need a resolution to deal with the problem.”

If a resolution with the knackeries can’t be achieved today (Friday) then farmers need to be allowed bury the stock with guidelines and support on this provided by the local DVO’s stated O’Donnell. This decision he continued “needs to be taken today as failure to act on this will leave the moving of fallen animals difficult if not impossible and only adding to an already stressful situation.”

The INHFA leader added “how the current situation with the knackeries should have been addressed a long time ago and not let develop to a point where farmers are left dealing with decomposing bodies and unable to act.”

He concluded by emphasising the need for an immediate deal that he stated “should not add any more costs onto farmers.”