Sheep Welfare Scheme underspend allocated to fodder
The scheme provided funding of up to €25m for Irish sheep farmers in 2017, but €6m of this money was not spent.
KT farm improvement deadline extended
The deadline for submission of data for farm improvement plans has been extended to facilitate weather conditions.
Weekend weather: close and humid
The outlook from Met Éireann is for close and humid weather much of the time, but mixed. Some bright or sunny spells at times, but cloudy, misty, damp periods too.