The majority of the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER farm participants housed all stock after the heavy rain over the past two weeks.

Most farmers found 2015 to be a mainly good year for grass growth, but not as good as 2014, which was a super year. Farms in the west of the country had mixed reviews, with high volumes of rainfall delaying turnout and, in cases, leading to rehousing on heavy soils.