Weather forecast

After a damp and cloudy start with patchy rain, Met Éireann is forecasting another largely dry day. Cool and sunny conditions will develop from the north, with just isolated light showers. Top temperatures will range from 9°C to 13°C, with the highest values in the south and east, in moderate northwesterly winds.

In the news

Glanbia has held its milk price for March, with more co-ops due to set prices. Cattle and sheep rustling is in the news, with one case solved and two more reported.

Meanwhile, the debate on the merits of RTE’s Big Week on the Farm rumbles on. Read these stories and more in the nightly news bulletin.

What’s coming up on

  • We look into the impact of Ulster Bank’s closures on farm businesses.
  • The latest global grain supply forecasts are in.
  • More farm safety tips in light of recent tragedies on farms across the country.
  • What’s on today

  • FRS/Teagasc best practice in milking course, 10am, Kilkenny.
  • Teagasc suckler cow breeding event, Carnew Mart, 6.30pm.
  • Limerick IFA county executive meeting, Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, 8.30pm.
  • To find out more about these events and to see what’s coming up, visit our agri-events calendar.