Over half of the 75 tillage farmers surveyed by the Irish Farmers Journal have said that if a 70% slurry storage grant was available they would avail of it and take in slurry from other farmers.

Some 55% of tillage farmers surveyed said they would be interested in such funding while 45% had no interest at all in slurry storage.

Meanwhile, the survey also asked farmers about forage crops - 73% said that they don’t plan to grow a forage crop for a livestock farmer this year.

However, 23% said that they do plan to - 90% of whom said that they have planted forage crops for livestock farmers before.