Dairy Industry Ireland (DII) has called on the insurance industry to deal positively with the difficulties for farms arising in the aftermath of Storm Emma.
The group, which represents the dairy sector as part of the Ibec group, has said that even with the downgrading of the weather warnings, much of the country is still recovering from exceptional conditions, making the collection of milk difficult.
Director of DII, Conor Mulvihill stated, “It is clear that we are in an unprecedented situation, where companies are going as far as they can to maintain a collection service, while at the same time ensuring the safety of farmers, staff and animals."
“However, with some parts of the country not being serviced because of exceptional weather since Tuesday, individual farmers are currently coming under pressure with their milk storage.," Mulvihill continued.
“It is important that the insurance industry are pro-active with farmers in terms of what procedures are needed to be put in place to cover any losses arising from the current weather situation.
“Dairy companies and their haulage contractors will continue to do their utmost to reach dairy farms as soon as possible to resume collections. However, given the large volumes of milk on farms on this time of year, a considerable backlog will exist when collection resumes.”
The DII noted that hauliers did tremendous work in very challenging conditions to collect as much milk as possible ahead of the arrival of the storm last week.
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