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Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: beef trade and grass growth
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Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: beef trade and grass growth

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Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie today, Monday 19 June.
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie today, Monday 19 June.
  • With many plants short of stock at the start of the week and no pressure on producers to move cattle, agents who were trying to quote a base of €4.05/kg and €4.15/kg at the end of last week have had to raise quotes.
  • In terms of quality of stock on offer and prices, it was one of Bandon Mart’s best bullock sales of the year today.
  • The weather is also driving grass growth. Aidan Brennan offers advice on managing the latest grass surge in his Monday management notes.
  • Some 82% of all Bank of Ireland loans under the 2.95% low interest rate loan scheme have now been drawn down, the bank has confirmed.
  • Food safety inspectors from USDA are to visit Ireland in September as part of the process for gaining market access to the US for Irish sheepmeat.
  • Photo of the day

    Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk, here is our photo of the day:

    Peter Houston snapped these calves making £280 apiece at Kilrea Mart in Co Derry.

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