An ongoing drought in Northern Ireland will affect the country's animal feed industry if conditions persist, according to reports.

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The information comes on the heels of reports that the UK barley harvest is set to be the worst in 40 years due to lack of rainfall. "This is going to have an impact in terms of the feed for our livestock, the lack of forage, the lack of hay, will have repercussions next winter for which we will all start to pay a heavy price," said Dr. Therese Coffey, Conservative MP for the Suffolk Coastal district.