Stock Deaths and the real cost to British Farmers

http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/15/04/2013/138608/farm-animal-death-toll-in-snow-rises-to-50000.htm

Just read the above article which relates more widely to my previous post. The figures of stock losses are quite incredible and my heart goes out to all those who have been affected. Thankfully Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man at least have put together support packages for farmers. However, it’s my assertion that the amounts declared will not even scrape the surface of the real costs to farmers and even for those who still have a business the next 12 months are going to be very difficult indeed. I only hope that the Welsh government acts to help Welsh farmers who have been hit. Reports from North Wales especially have been difficult to take on board. Similarly there are farmers in England who have been affected but may have been off the radar. Westminster owes support to these farmers also.

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