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Local farmers urged to have contingency plans for if they contract Covid-19

Jan 28, 2021 15:01 By News Northern Sound
Local farmers urged to have contingency plans for if they contract Covid-19 Local farmers urged to have contingency plans for if they contract Covid-19
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Local farmers are being urged to ensure they’ve contingency plans if they contract Covid-19. Gerard Sherlock is a dairy farmer in Tydavnet who

Local farmers are being urged to ensure they’ve contingency plans if they contract Covid-19.

Gerard Sherlock is a dairy farmer in Tydavnet who recently got the virus, and had to rely on family members to do the milking for a number of days.

Teagasc advises that every farmer should have three people they can call on, if relief is needed on the farm in the case of an emergency.

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There are also schemes available that can provide farmers with assistance if they can’t operate a farm because of Covid.

Gerard told the Joe Finnegan Show that not everyone is as lucky as him to be able to rely on family who are trained up.

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