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Weather

A specialist in upland landslides has spoken to farmers in the Glenelly Valley who were affected by landslides last August.
By Peter McCann on 23 February 2018
Silage yields hit 12-year low in NI last year
DAERA figures show the impact that wet weather had on making fodder and planting winter crops in Northern Ireland last year.
By Peter McCann on 22 February 2018
Weekend weather: mostly dry but becoming cold and wintry
High pressure over Scandinavia is continuing to influence our weather with mostly dry conditions at first but then becoming exceptionally cold with wintry showers becoming widespread early next week.
By Odile Evans on 23 February 2018
Another factory price jump has had a very positive effect on the sheep trade. With hogget supplies still low and with better weather in recent days, the supply has dropped further.
By Nathan Tuffy on 22 February 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: suckler Dáil motion and fuel prices
In the news today, Wednesday 21 February: after a frosty start to the morning, TDs are set to discuss a motion on suckler supports while diesel prices drop unevenly across the country.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
Markets were once again mixed last week, with both Paris wheat and rape seeing marginal declines while US wheat, maize and particularly soya beans futures recorded reasonable increases.
By Stephen Robb on 20 February 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: new mart licence and UK meat probe
In the news today, Tuesday 20 February: EU ministers discuss the targeting of payments in the next CAP, marts will need to get a new licence and UK authorities continue to investigate meat labelling.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
The new £10m upgrade to the radar network will improve the accuracy of rainfall forecasts.
By Odile Evans on 15 February 2018
Dry weather continues to dominate market sentiment. Anticipated rainfall in the US and particularly in Argentina failed to dampen gains made in future markets over the past week.
By Stephen Robb on 13 February 2018
Icy roads claim milk lorry in Cork
A milk lorry was at the centre of a single vehicle road traffic accident in Co Cork on Sunday
By Michael Keaveny on 12 February 2018
Weekly weather: a cold, wet and frosty week ahead
The week ahead will be a cold one with frost and wintry showers forecast by Met Éireann.
By Michael Keaveny on 12 February 2018
Snow and rain blitz Irish farms
This weekend sees snowfall across the country and localised flooding as weather warnings are in place.
By Thomas Hubert on 11 February 2018
Drying conditions jeopardised after rise in January rainfall
Met Éireann has reported a large increase in the amount of rain that fell during January, which could jeopardise land drying conditions.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 11 February 2018
Weekend weather: wintry showers and low temperatures
Met Éireann is forecasting cold, frosty, unsettled weather for the coming days.
By Michael Keaveny on 09 February 2018
Temperatures to drop as low as -3°C as snow and ice weather warning issued
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow and ice warning for Ireland.
By Michael Keaveny on 08 February 2018
There have been more reports of sheep being rejected for slaughter in recent days with the Department stepping up its implementation of the clean livestock policy.
By Darren Carty on 08 February 2018
Temperatures to drop to -4°
The cold snap is set to continue as Met Éireann predicts that temperatures will drop tonight.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 06 February 2018
Because of dates and the whole palaver with cattle being over 30 months, it means that we now finish a few cattle in the winter that will be over-age before the spring, writes Gerald Potterton.
By Gerald Potterton on 08 February 2018
Ben Maile is five years dairying in Tasmania, where he has found there’s far more opportunity to grow yourself in the industry and there's a positive attitude to young people.
By Contributor on 08 February 2018
Weekly weather: a bitterly cold and frosty week ahead
The week ahead will be a cold one with frost and wintery showers forecast by Met Éireann.
By Michael Keaveny on 05 February 2018
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