10% of 2017 straw harvest lost
Teagasc estimates that 10% of straw is still in fields. It won't be baled now as we enter December and spring ploughing commences.
In pictures: more archaeological finds on drought-stricken Co Meath farms
Exceptionally dry soils and a dig on a farm owned by feed company Devenish Nutrition have resulted in the discovery of major prehistoric sites in recent days.
Harvest18: winter barley wrapping up as focus moves to oats
Each week, we bring you updates on the progress made with this year’s harvest. Winter barley is wrapping up around many parts of the country and will soon commence in the north.