Good morning. In the news today: GLAS payments are to be made to commonage farmers without assigned adviser, a Cork farmer was fatally injured, and Minister Creed met UK secretary of state Leadsom.
Met Éireann is forecasting Friday to be cold and mainly dry. Early frost and fog will clear slowly and sunny spells will develop, but there will be clouds in some areas and there may be one or two light showers on south and southwest coasts. Afternoon temperatures will range from 3°C to 7°C generally, but will be around 10°C in some southern coastal fringes and in parts of the east coast.
It will be cold and mainly dry with frost and fog returning on Friday night with lowest temperatures of -2°C to +2°C.
In the newsGLAS payments will be made to farmers in commonages without an assigned adviser at the same time as all other GLAS participants.Meanwhile, it has been announced that details of the TAMS grant for tillage farmers will be available in January 2017 and the low-interest loan scheme is on track to open then too.A farmer in his early 80s was fatally injured in a quad accident on a farm in Carrigroe, Enniskeane, Co Cork.Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has met the UK secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP, to discuss the challenges of Brexit.Kepak Group and Oliver Carty, in a joint venture, have agreed terms to acquire a majority shareholding in a Westmeath meat processor.Farmers were told that there is a massive amount room to improve the performance of the NI suckler herd at an event in Co Down yesterday.A report by the Environmental Protection Agency on fracking says that further research is required.
Coming up on www.farmersjournal.ieCrop yield and production figures from NI farms in 2016.Weekend weather forecast.Grain market update.
What’s on todayIFA rally on the importance of the ANC scheme in the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon at 8pm.
To see what’s coming up, visit our agri events calendar.