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Donated fodder a welcome sight for struggling UK farmers

Many UK farmers are struggling to pay for animal feed after losing hundreds of livestock in snow blizzards last month. So the 55 free bales of fodder delivered to hill farmers in south Cumbria was a welcome site.

Andrew Ward from Glebe Farm in Ledenham arranged for a load of haylage to be delivered to the south Cumbria area, free of charge on a Househams Sprayers lorry. With the help of Esther Pritt, NFU secretary for Broughton, the fodder was proportioned for farmers in the upland areas of Broughton, Millom, Eskdale, Wasdale, Langdale and Ulpha.

Ward is now encouraging the farming industry to pull together and do something for their fellow farmers who have been badly affected. He is urging farmers who have leftover feed to think about donating it, and is also asking any haulage firms to consider transporting the feed, free of charge.

If you are interested in helping out then you can contact Andrew Ward on Twitter at @wheat_daddy or by email on andyward@farming.co.uk

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