Published Thursday, 26 September 2013
The heaviest snow storms in decades swept across the region in March.
Some farms in parts of rural Co Down and Co Antrim were buried in drifts of up to 18 feet deep, while around 50,000 farm animals died during the two months of arctic weather.
One of the worst affected areas was Feystown in Glenarm. Farmers there say the full financial impact is only now becoming clear.
Martina McGarrell lost 30 ewes and 50 lambs on her farm. It means she now has less to sell at market and lamb prices have plummeted.
She explained: "As a sheep farmer you only get one time in the year to make money and that has to sustain you for the rest of the year.
"We're about 50% down on the lambs we're selling and in addition to that the price of lambs has crashed at the minute to about 50% less than we expect to we're probably looking at about a quarter of what our normal income would be for the year."
Six months ago in the Glens farmers were crying out for government help and the department paid out over £2m in total to those who had lost stock.
Now they say help is still needed after a snow crisis predicted to blight the industry for years.
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