Farmer’s daily wrap: minister resigns and Lakeland sets price
Here is your news roundup of the five top farming stories and weather outlook for Friday 12 October.

Weather forecast

According to Met Éireann tonight will become very windy and, in places, stormy as storm Callum extends northwards across Ireland. Severe and potentially damaging wind gusts are likely, particularly in coastal regions.

The rain will turn heavy at times with an isolated thunderstorm possible. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow as the rain-band clears the north coast around dawn on Friday.

Friday morning will start very windy and in places stormy with bright spells and a few scattered showers. The strong south or southwest winds will moderate across the bulk of the country by the afternoon but will remain very strong in coastal areas of the west and north with further severe gusts possible here. Highest temperatures will range 12-16°C.

In the news

  • The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has resigned.
  • Over 3,000 applications have been received for 200 new customs officer positions that are being created ahead of Brexit.
  • The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) has issued several pieces of advice ahead of the arrival of storm Callum.
  • Lakeland Dairies has held its base milk price for September milk supplies and added a lactose bonus.
  • IFA livestock chair Angus Woods has said the Minister must pay for BEEP weighing, not farmers.
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    Catch up with the headlines from the day and get a look ahead at tomorrow's weather.

    Weather forecast

    The west of the country will be affected by scattered showers overnight, according to Met Éireann.

    Wednesday is expected to be a blustery, day with changeable rain conditions – ranging from scattered showers to hail throughout the day.

    Atlantic coastal regions are expected to bear the brunt of the bad weather.

    In the news

  • Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000.
  • Veterinary inspectors in factories are taking industrial action, which is having an effect on factory throughput.
  • IFA president Joe Healy has warned that there will be a knock-on effect if the national suckler herd contracts.
  • The High Court has placed a seven-week stay on a judgement ordering the detention of an indebted farmer resisting eviction from his land.
  • A number of dairy processors have set their milk price for November.
    LacPatrick holds milk price and adds winter bonus for NI suppliers
    LacPatrick has followed the lead of the majority of co-ops by holding its November milk price.

    LacPatrick Dairies has held its November milk price for suppliers both north and south of the border.

    Suppliers in the south will continue to receive 29.41c/l excluding VAT.

    Northern suppliers will receive 26.5p/l including VAT.

    They will also receive a 2p/l winter milk bonus for November milk.

    Last month, LacPatrick applied a cut of 1p/l to its October milk price for NI suppliers and said it was not in a position to pay a winter milk bonus.

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    Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000
    Gardaí searched a premises in Monaghan as part of an investigation in counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí have recovered up to €500,000 in counterfeit car parts, consisting mainly of Toyota Landcruiser parts, at a property in Drumgoose, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

    Jeep bullbars, tail lights, mud flaps and body panels, all bearing Toyota trademarked logos, were discovered by gardaí.

    The search was part of an operation investigating the importation and sale of counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí added that no arrests were made as part of the search.

    Counterfeit Landcruiser parts.

    At the beginning of the month, gardaí recovered a large amount of stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 being recovered in Co Longford.

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    Gardaí recover €500,000 worth of stolen plant, tools and trailers

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