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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: horsemeat and intervention
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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: horsemeat and intervention

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In the news today, 17 July, the cost of storing SMP in intervention in Ireland and 66 people arrested in horsemeat investigation.
In the news today, 17 July, the cost of storing SMP in intervention in Ireland and 66 people arrested in horsemeat investigation.

Weather forecast

Any mist patches or low cloud will clear quickly on Monday morning to leave a dry and mostly sunny day.

Met Éireann has forecast for it to be a warm day, with top temperatures ranging 20°C to 24°C in mostly light, variable breezes.

Monday night will continue dry and clear. Temperatures will dip to 10°C to 12°C in light south to southeast winds.

In the news

  • The cost of storing SMP products in intervention in Ireland is almost €3m, with warehouses around the country storing it.
  • Some 66 people were arrested on Sunday by Europol as part of an ongoing investigation into the horsemeat scandal.
  • Regional veterinary labs are seeing a change in the leading cause of mastitis in milk samples submitted by farmers.
  • Over the weekend, the world’s largest meat processor, JBS, announced a Canadian subsidiary was to sell off assets, as the company tries to balance out its debt.
  • Coming up

  • The beef price gap between Irish and British steers widens.
  • We bring you the latest Bandon Mart prices.
  • What’s on today

    North Tipperary IFA executive meeting at 8.30pm at the Abbey Court Hotel.

    To find out more about events near you, visit our agri-events calendar.

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