In the news today, Monday 19 June, firm trade for cattle at Balla on Saturday, UK commits to high-quality food imports and Irish trade mission to the US.
Met Éireann is forecasting dry and very warm weather today, with early mist and low cloud gradually lifting to leave sunny spells. The best of the sunshine will be in southern counties.
Highest temperatures of 23°C to 27°C are forecast but it will be cooler across north Connacht and Ulster, with temperatures more typically between 16°C and 19°C there. Light variable winds will become light to moderate northerly during the day.
In the newsThe seasonal decline in numbers continued at Balla Mart on Saturday, but the trade for all types of cattle on offer remained firm.Defra secretary Michael Gove has said current protections that give UK consumers access to high-quality food will not be undermined after Brexit.Phelim O'Neill provides analysis on the current Irish trade mission to the US and looks at opportunities for Irish beef elsewhere in the world.Sean Molloy, director of milk supply at Glanbia, has stressed the importance of meeting the challenges presented by market volatility and labour shortages.French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has showed what agriculture looks like from space during a six-month voyage.
Coming up on www.farmersjournal.ieWeather forecast for the week.Monday management notes from Aidan Brennan.Dairy market trends.Beef and sheep prices update.
What’s on today
IFA county executive meetings are taking place in both Carlow and Roscommon this evening.
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