Weather forecast

It will be breezy on Tuesday morning, with a freshening west to southwest wind. It will be another largely dry day that will be cloudy most of the time, but with sunshine breaking through the cloud on occasions. Top temperatures will range from 11°C to 15°C, highest in the south and east of the country.

In the news

  • Aidan Brennan is advising farmers to be prepared for a grass explosion, with growth expected to take off.
  • There were over 1,700 calves on offer at Bandon Mart on Monday with continental bull making up to €580.
  • It’s a cosy relationship between China and the US, according to new reports. A trade war between the two has been averted, with the US getting access to the lucrative Chinese beef market.
  • Sales of new tractors in Ireland and the UK have hit new heights, according new figures released.
  • And finally, a young farmer, aged five, was stopped by police in Germany last week after he was found driving his pedal tractor on a roadside at 9pm looking for a petrol station.
  • What’s coming up on

  • Glanbia due to set its milk price.
  • More farm safety tips in light of recent tragedies on farms across the country.
  • Shane Murphy brings a report from the Carrick-on-Shannon bull sale.
  • What’s on today

  • The Mayo executive of the IFA is hosting a meeting on the ANC review. The meeting kicks off at 9pm in the Kilmaine Hall, Kilmaine.
  • Also, the west Cork executive of the IFA is having its monthly meeting in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway at 8.30pm.
  • To find out more about these events and to see what’s coming up, visit our agri-events calendar.