Good morning. In the news today: the Kerry shares issues has implications for other co-ops, ICMSA annual general meeting and dairy markets.
Met Éireann is forecasting a dry today after a frosty start with good sunshine this morning. However, patchy rain will feed into the far northwest towards the evening. It will be another rather cold day in near calm conditions, with maximum temperatures of 5°C to 8°C.
Tonight will see patchy rain in northern areas dying away, with frost developing where cloud breaks and lows of 0°C to 3°C. Extensive frost and fog will develop over the southern half of the country with overnight lows of 0°C to -3°C or possibly -4°C in parts of the south.
In the news todayAgriculture Minister Michael Creed has said that the Kerry shares issue has implications for other co-ops that operate similar share schemes.At the ICMSA annual general meeting yesterday, president John Comer was critical of quality assurance schemes and warned that Brexit was causing as much fear among farmers as BSE.In the dairy markets, whole milk powder prices remain flat as Chinese import demand tails off.Countries across Europe have been culling birds in large numbers as avian flu sweeps across the continent.Cereal production was down this year, compared with 2015, both in volume and in area planted, according to the Teagasc Specialist Crops report.Weather conditions during the growing season have reduced yield and quality of the Northern Ireland potato harvest. With nearly all classes of livestock now housed, Aidan Brennan looks at managing stock in sheds.
Coming up on www.farmersjournal.ie todayWe report from Teagasc’s Outlook 2017 conference.Grain markets trends.BPS payments update.The number of sprayers tested under the compulsory scheme.
What’s on todayOutlook 2017 conference in the RDS, Dublin, at 10am.Sligo IFA county executive meeting in Sally Gardens, Ballisodare, at 9pm.
To see what’s coming up, visit our agri events calendar.