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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:30 AM

‘Even the leaves burned off the briars . . . It was something we had never seen before’


North Wexford farmer Pat Murray has enough silage for another three days: “Where I go from there I don’t know,” he said yesterday.

The nationwide shortage of animal fodder is impacting deeply on Murray. Like other farmers across the country, he is struggling with high feed costs and a shortage of hay and silage caused by a bad winter.

His mixed farm is located in a scenic spot with Mount Leinster to one side and the sea to the other – just a mile inside the Wexford border at Knocknagappale and a couple of kilometres north of Monaseed, birthplace of Myles Byrne, leader in the 1798 Rebellion.

Pat Murray is the latest in a long line of Murrays to have farmed here but in over 30 years of farming, the 52-year-old says this has probably been the toughest year he has faced.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:34 AM

1. This story is about record cold weather in Ireland.


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