Suffolk: Forage sent to north Wales to help farmers feed livestock

Straw marketing business AF Biomass has transported forage from East Anglia to farmers in north Wale

Straw marketing business AF Biomass has transported forage from East Anglia to farmers in north Wales - Credit: Archant

Straw marketing business AF Biomass has transported forage from East Anglia to farmers in north Wales.

48 mini hesstons of hay and 19 round bales of haylage from two farms in Suffolk and Norfolk were transported from East Anglia to Corwen, in north Wales, this morning.

The forage has been taken to Wales to help farmers feed their livestock after months of bad weather in the spring left them with poor feed.

Last summer’s wet weather and a freezing winter, with snow into the spring, has meant that grass on many hill farms struggled to grow, leaving farmers with little, low quality feed.

AF Biomass, which is a subsidiary of agricultural purchasing group Anglia Farmers (AF), procures about 85,000 tonnes of straw annually for livestock farmers, vegetable growers and straw-burning power stations. The company is based in Colton, near Norwich.


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AF Biomass general manager Mike Giffin said: “Livestock farmers in north Wales have experienced an extremely difficult year and many are still in need of forage.

“Lincolnshire grower Andrew Ward has been appealing for help with haulage to get straw to Welsh farmers, so we were only too pleased to be able to help get this to where it is needed most.”

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