Average grass growth this week is 71kg/day, which is significantly higher than the 10 year average.

While this is good news for farmers in the east and south, it’s little consolation to those in the northwest of the country struggling after a week of record high rainfall levels. Malin Head in Donegal recorded 77mm of rain on Tuesday alone. Other parts of the western seaboard will have got similar levels of rain over a number of days.