Those selling grass seed are saying that sales are well up on last year, even at this early stage. Dry weather in April and early May, combined with higher prices for milk and beef, has led to a renewed interest in pasture renewal.

This was reflected in big crowds attending reseeding events in Westmeath and Tipperary recently. At the Irish Grassland Association event on Donald and Lucy Bateman’s farm in Ballylooby, Co Tipperary, three types of reseeding methods were presented.