Weather forecast

It will be cloudy this morning with occasional light rain and drizzle, persistent for a time along west and northwest coasts. A few sunny breaks will develop during the day, when it will be milder with highest temperatures of 13°C to 15°C in light to moderate west to southwest breezes.

In the news today

  • The Department of Agriculture has said it will assess slurry spreading on farms in the closed period on a case-by-case basis.
  • Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced that he has extended the deadline for BDGP farmers to complete their 2016 carbon navigator.
  • Ciarán Lenehan analyses how far Brazil has come with regard to traceability for its beef since 2007.
  • IFA president Joe Healy has called on the European Commission to provide support for mushroom producers who have been badly hit by the falling sterling exchange rate since the Brexit referendum in the UK.
  • A growing number of farmers are switching over from liquid to spring milk production due to high costs of production.
  • And IFA livestock chair Angus Woods has been elected vice-chair of the European Union’s civil dialogue group on animal products.
  • Coming up today on

  • Property of the week.
  • My farming week.
  • Preview of next week’s print issue.
  • Follow Irish Country Living on Facebook and Twitter (@IrishCountryLiv) for live updates from the opening of the Women & Agriculture conference in Co Sligo.
  • What’s on today

  • North Tipp IFA county executive meeting.
  • Longford IFA county executive meeting.
  • To see what’s coming up, visit our agri-events calendar.