Good morning. In the news today: the women in farming movement continues to grow and the discovery of rotten meat exports has damaged Brazil's reputation.
Rain this morning will give way gradually to sunny spells and showers. There will be heavy, widespread showers by the afternoon, with some hail and thunder. It will be a cool, breezy day, with top temperatures of 7°C to 11°C, but feeling colder in the fresh and gusty southwest to westerly winds, which will be strong along Atlantic coasts.
By nightfall it will be cold and windy. There will be scattered wintry showers, with hail and thunder possible. The showers will turn increasingly to sleet and snow, especially in the north and west, with frost and ice forming also. Minimum temperatures will range from 1°C to -2°C.
In the news today:The discovery of rotten meat exports has damaged the reputation of Brazil, the world's biggest meat exporter.The women in farming movement continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the creation of two more groups in Munster and the northwest.With over 75% of calves having landed on spring-calving dairy farms across Ireland, Jack Kennedy look at how to manage late-March-calving cows.Hundreds of small Brazilian farmers have joined forces through a co-op allowing them to sell their produce to retail giants such as Walmart and Carrefour. A group of 30 Tipperary farmers have signed up to rear Friesian bulls and heifers to raise funds for a local playground.
Coming up on www.farmersjournal.ieDairy markets update.Beef trade trends.Monday management notes for dairy farmers.Bandon Mart report.
What's on today?IFA meeting on ANC review.Cork Central IFA county executive meeting.Carlow IFA county executive meeting.
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