In the news today, Tuesday 20 June, good weather is underpinning the beef trade and it is also allowing grass growth to surge.
Met Éireann is forecasting another warm and mainly dry day, with some sunny spells. However, an isolated shower is likely along the west and southwest coasts in the late afternoon and evening.
Moderate easterly winds will keep top temperatures along east and northeast coasts around 19°C or 20°C, but top temperatures generally 25°C or 26°C.
In the newsWith many plants short of stock at the start of the week and no pressure on producers to move cattle, agents who were trying to quote a base of €4.05/kg and €4.15/kg at the end of last week have had to raise quotes.In terms of quality of stock on offer and prices, it was one of Bandon Mart’s best bullock sales of the year today.The weather is also driving grass growth. Aidan Brennan offers advice on managing the latest grass surge in his Monday management notes.Some 82% of all Bank of Ireland loans under the 2.95% low interest rate loan scheme have now been drawn down, the bank has confirmed.Food safety inspectors from USDA are to visit Ireland in September as part of the process for gaining market access to the US for Irish sheepmeat.
Coming up on www.farmersjournal.ieUpdate from Tullamore Farm.This week’s BETTER Farm Ppogramme preview.Grain market update.GDT auction results from New Zealand.
What’s on todayUCD seminar on the international market landscape in the food industry at UCD O’Brien Centre at 10am.Teagasc meeting on rush control in grassland at Bomacoola Community Centre, Co Longford, from 8.30pm.
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