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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: mart safety crackdown and rain warning
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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: mart safety crackdown and rain warning

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In the news today, Monday 16 April, health and safety in marts ramps up a gear and more rain in store for farmers.
In the news today, Monday 16 April, health and safety in marts ramps up a gear and more rain in store for farmers.

Weather forecast

Met Éireann has issued a 24-hour rainfall warning starting from 9am this morning, with between 25mm and 50mm of rain expected in some parts of the country.

Heavy and persistent rain will affect Munster and Connacht. Strong and gusty south to southeast winds are expected to develop, with gales along exposed Atlantic coasts.

Highest temperatures will range from 11°C to 13°C.

In the news

  • Headford Mart is the latest to decrease access to mart areas during business hours, as the health and safety of marts is ramped up.
  • A rainfall warning is in place from 9am, with risks of localised flooding in some parts of the country.
  • Commissioner for Agriculture warns the dairy industry to take heed of the current market situation.
  • As the breeding season approaches, we touch upon the great debate – bull v AI.
  • Fodder fears, as English farmers suffering from a long winter begin to resent Irish fodder imports.
  • What’s on today

  • Kildare/West Wicklow IFA county executive meeting – 8.30pm.
  • Department of Agriculture BPS clinics.
  • To find out more about events near you, visit our agri-events calendar.

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