In the newsOn Monday, it was announced that the Chinese beef market would be opening up to exports from Ireland.Despite reports, no derogation for the three-crop rule has been announced yet, although it is likely to be revealed in the near future.A liquidator has been appointed to the company that runs Castleblayney Mart.Dairygold and Teagasc will run a programme to match tillage and livestock farmers together for fodder supply.Aurivo has confirmed that Balla, Ballinrobe and Ballymote marts will reopen for business this week.
Photo of the day
Courtesy of the Irish Farmers Journal picture desk here is our photo of the day:
Barry Kirwan is a dairy and sheep farmer from Holmestown, Co Wexford. Like most farmers he is running out of fodder. he has about 2 weeks Silage left but is worried that grass is 3 weeks away. (photo: Philip Doyle
The silage pit at Barry Kirwan's dairy and sheep farm in Holmestown, Co Wexford. \ Philip Doyle