Macra na Feirme Urges Farmers To Help Each Other Through The Fodder Crisis

Post on: Wed, 04, April 2018

As critical discussions on the fodder crisis continue, Macra na Feirme has urged farmers not to suffer in silence, speaking to a friend or neighbour can help ease the mental burden. Macra na Feirme National President James Healy said, ‘The amount of stress, anxiety and worry in the farming profession is enormous. Farmers are responsible for so much but cannot control the weather and it’s important to remember that you are not alone at this time. I would encourage farmers to talk to someone to ease that burden on your mind, the crisis won’t disappear but talking about it will help you to realise that in the coming days and weeks conditions will improve. Whether it’s family, a doctor, friend or a regular visitor to the farm such as a vet, talk about any stress you may be feeling at this time.’

As critical discussions on the fodder crisis continue, Macra na Feirme has urged farmers not to suffer in silence, speaking to a friend or neighbour can help ease the mental burden. Macra na Feirme National President James Healy said, ‘The amount of stress, anxiety and worry in the farming profession is enormous. Farmers are responsible for so much but cannot control the weather and it’s important to remember that you are not alone at this time. I would encourage farmers to talk to someone to ease that burden on your mind, the crisis won’t disappear but talking about it will help you to realise that in the coming days and weeks conditions will improve. Whether it’s family, a doctor, friend or a regular visitor to the farm such as a vet, talk about any stress you may be feeling at this time.’