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€2.75m fodder incentive for tillage farmers

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An extra 23,000 hectares of catch crops is the aim of the €100-155 per hectare incentive for tillage farmers announced last week by the government. Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said the €2.75m measure will support tillage farmers to supply into the strong market for fodder.

It offers €155 per hectare for a temporary crop of short rotation grass for fodder production, and €100 per hectare for catch crops such as fodder rape, turnips.

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