Inland Fisheries Ireland is advising farmers in Tipperary to follow its simple six-point plan to ensure good farmyard management and reduce their risk of polluting:

– Use round bales as the most environmentally friendly way to store silage

– If a silage pit is being used, ensure it is properly sealed to prevent leakage from under the slab

– Carry out slurry spreading in dry weather and never when heavy rain is forecast

– Never spread slurry close to a watercourse, be aware of the slope of land to the watercourse

– Do not clean tanks beside any watercourse, stream or a river

– Do not allow any effluent or washings to enter any rainwater gully.