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Weekend weather: changeable with heavy showers and some dry spells
Niamh Murphy
Met Éireann has forecast mixed and changeable weather for the weekend, with longer spells of rain at times, some heavy. There will be dry spells too with sunshine, and it will become drier early next week.
13 June 2024 News
Tillage podcast: barley in Laois and soybeans in Springfield
On this week’s show we chat to US farmer Evan Leeper who is taking part in a regenerative agriculture programme in the US.
13 June 2024 News
Origin Enterprises revenue drops 21% as bad weather hits performance
Sales at the agri-services group were also lower due to the drop in fertiliser prices.
Farmer Writes: the folly of youth
Keeping the younger cows at home instead of the older ones takes up a bit more time for AI as Tommy Moyles discovered.
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Lakeland holds milk price for May
This is the second month Lakeland has held its base price, with the same decision being taken for April supplies.
12 June 2024 News
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
11 June 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: from too much grass to not enough
This time last year I was making hay, but as my father used to say 'no two years are the same'.
10 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Spring barley crops need care this season
Spring barley crops need a little bit of attention in the colder weather to make sure that they are not stressed.
9 June 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: in the fields in Co Cork
On this week’s podcast, we chat to an agronomist in Co Cork and a farmer in Co Wexford to hear what’s happening in the fields.
6 June 2024 News
Honey yields back by 40% as weather hits hives
Honey output has dropped by 30% to 40% over the last year as a result of the poor weather.
5 June 2024 News
High-risk months for redwater
Adam Woods reports on an increase in red water cases in the last few weeks, especially in the northwest of the country.
5 June 2024 Management