In the news today, Friday 13 October: a hurricane is on its way, more co-ops set a milk prices and the slurry deadline looms.
Friday will be a humid but breezy day, according to Met Éireann.
There will be further rain at times and some of it will be heavy. However, some dry and brighter spells will develop too. Top temperatures will range from 16°C to 18°C
Rain will continue to clear on Friday night and it will be warmer than recently during the night. Temperatures of 10°C to 14°C are being forecast.
In the newsThe controversial stamp duty rate increase issue took a turn on Thursday when the Irish Farmers Journal revealed that the Department of Finance is considering making changes to it. Batten down the hatches because a "high-impact" hurricane is set to hit Ireland. The country's largest buyer of grain, Glanbia, set its price for the 2017 harvest and it is higher than many had expected.Staying with Glanbia, the dairy side of the business became the first co-op to set a milk price for October. And finally, the ever-popular Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme has reopened after the Department of Agriculture secured a €1m budget.
Coming up on www.farmersjournal.ieWe'll have the weather forecast for the weekendDog owners are being warned to keep their precious pooches under control after a vcicous attack killed sheep.More co-ops are set to fix a milk price for October.The deadline to spread slurry is fast approaching, we talk to contractors.
What’s on today
Just the one event on in our agri-calendar today.The latest in the Teagsc Grass10 closing up for spring grass farm walk takes place on the Shinagh dariy farm in Bandon, Co Cork. It's well known in the area, ask any of the locals for directions.
To find out more about events near you, visit our agri-events calendar.