Farmers Must Ensure They Have Adequate Insurance Coverage Says Hazzard
SINN Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called on farmers to ensure that they have adequate insurance cover that will protect them against damage caused by severe weather.
Mr Hazzard said: “Last year due to the severe weather many farmers across South Down suffered losses to livestock and farm buildings.
“When some of these farmers checked against their insurance they found that they had not adequate cover to recoup the damage caused by the snow storm leaving many farmers out of pocket.
“Those farmers who were not properly covered still have buildings which have not been repaired and will not be able to be used this winter.
“I am calling on farmers now to ensure that they have adequate insurance cover for their livestock and out buildings for the winter ahead by contacting their insurance broker so if we have another severe winter they will be covered.”