A Co Cavan Councillor has called for an extension of the slurry spreading deadline until early next month.
Fine Gael Councillor Winston Bennet said that the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to extend the deadline until this Sunday wasn't good enough.
On September 21st the Minister announced a brief extension until the 8th of October but since then, frequent torrential rain has made slurry spreading impossible.
Cllr Bennet says calendar farming doesn't work and the Department of Agriculture needs to 'cop on' to this.
The Ballinagh native said he is undated by frustrated farmers who say they can't spread slurry due to the adverse amount of rain that has fallen over the past few months.
Cllr Bennet said that the way things are now are simply not working and he has called on the minister to intervene further.
"Farmers are in an extremely stressful situation as they want to comply with best practice and at the same time, they urgently need to get tanks emptied as winter is almost upon us".
"I am calling on the minister to intervene again here and allow the time that is needed to let farmers spread all the slurry they need to".