No knackery collections next week will hit Donegal farmers

No knackery collections next week will hit Donegal farmers

Knackery owners have voted unanimously to not collect fallen animals from Wednesday of next week - as talks with the Department of Agriculture on a new fallen animal scheme remain in deadlock.

According to today's Irish Farmers' Journal, knackeries are claiming that it will no longer be viable to stay operational unless they get a support package from the Department of Agriculture.

Farmers can still deliver fallen animals to knackeries, but the Animal Collectors’ Association (ACA) has warned that, unless a package is put in place, there will be full closure of knackery services.

“It is not financially viable to continue this service,” a spokesperson for the ACA told the Irish Farmers' Journal.

Knackeries are seeking a scheme that protects farmers before they look “at increasing charges or withdrawal of services from some areas”.

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