Weather forecast

Friday will be cool and breezy. Some bright or sunny spells, but occasional showers too, especially in southeast and eastern coastal areas. Rain will become widespread over south Munster through the morning and will be heavy at times. Top temperatures 11°C to 14°C, in fresh southeast to easterly winds, locally strong in the southwest.

In the news today

  • The boards of Glanbia and Lakeland have decided to increase their milk prices for September.
  • Glanbia has announced its 2016 grain prices with a price of €122/t plus €10/t for co-op members for feed barley and €132/t plus €10/t for co-op members for wheat.
  • Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused after bales were slit open in Fermanagh.
  • Last week was the first week since September 2014 where no volumes of butter were offered into private storage aid.
  • Bord Bia announced the winners of its 2016 organic awards, as the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicate a significant upturn for the sector.
  • And finally, a foreign national was reportedly forced to work in harsh conditions without pay on a farm in Co Galway.
  • Coming up today on

  • Mart watch update.
  • Reports from the 2016 Nuffield Ireland conference.
  • News from the 2016 National Rural Network conference.
  • Our weekly news round-up straight to your email.
  • What’s on today

  • Nuffield conference takes place in the Castleknock Hotel.
  • To see what’s coming up, visit our agri events calendar.