2013 Fodder Transport Scheme
11th June 2013
The 2013 Fodder Transport Scheme closed at midnight on 31st May 2013.
Hauliers are reminded that they must have submitted their claims by 17.00 on 10th June 2013. Claims received after this date will not be accepted.
CLAIMS GUIDANCE FOR LICENSED HAULIERS
- Haul 1 Form (Haulier Application Form) to be completed by all hauliers participating in the scheme, one Haulier Application Form must be completed for each load which has been transported.
- Participating hauliers must supply farmers with the Fodder 1 Forms (Farmer Application Form) in order to reconcile distribution of fodder to farmers. The haulier must be able to produce both the haulier claim form (Haul 1) and all corresponding farmer application form(s) (Fodder 1)
- It is the hauliers responsibility to ensure that all sections of the Farmer Application Forms (Fodder 1) is fully completed. Please note that De minimus Declaration on Page 2 must be signed by the farmer as this is a regulatory requirement. Only original copies of the Fodder 1 form(s) will be considered eligible, copies will not accepted.
- Hauliers are also required to produce invoices / delivery receipts as evidence of the delivery of fodder to the farmer.
- At either Larne, Belfast and Warrenpoint ports you will have been supplied with stamped fodder import documentation. This document must be supplied along with your claim.
- Hauliers must also provide documentation which proves both the unladen and laden weight of the load.
Haul 1 and Fodder 1 forms are available to download from the following website:www.countrysiderural.com
If you have a shortage of fodder on your farm, fodder can be sourced from the following:
Toppit Transport - Alan Moore (Enniskillen) 07732636350
Lyons Haulage - (Omagh) 07894108633
A1 Transport (NI) Limited (Derrylin) 02867742770/07773060641
Bell Transport (Toomebridge/Antrim) 07774183269/07968479574
Alan Armstrong (Dromore/Irvinestown/Co Tyrone) 07770604488
Graham Thompson (Ballymoney) 07836793527/02827662957
Joseph O'Neill (Castledawson) 07595771189
Apart from this new scheme, DARD officials will be available to provide advice and assistance to farmers whose animals are experiencing serious welfare issues and where the farmer him/herself is unable to cope. If you as a farmer are in this situtation you should contact the DARD helpline at 0300 200 7843.
Support for farmers
Rural Support operates a helpline which provides a listening ear and signposting service for farmers and rural dwellers. If you or someone you know would benefit from speaking to a Rural Support volunteer please ring their helpline which is confidential and is available 8am to 11pm, seven days a week. The helpline number is 0845 606 7607.
Further information is available at the website below
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