Weather forecast

Saturday will start cloudy and misty with outbreaks of rain, heavy in parts of Munster and Leinster. Drier, brighter conditions in the north and northwest will extend across Ulster and much of Connacht in the morning and into north Leinster. The clearer weather may edge further southwards for a time in the afternoon, but rain will spread back northwards towards evening. Top temperatures will range between 15°C and 17°C in fresh south to southwest winds in southern and southeastern coastal counties, lighter elsewhere. Overnight lows will range from 9°C to 11°C.

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In the news

  • Speakers at Friday's Agricultural Science Association conference where Amii McKeever became ASA president included:

    - US undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs Ted McKinney: "Stay focused on innovation."

    - KPMG's Ian Proudfoot: "We will see increasing animal protein substitution."

    - IFA president Joe Healy: "Farmers feel shafted at every turn."

    - Devenish's Owen Brennan: "Consumers trust farmers much more than they trust industry."

  • Liam Herlihy is Teagasc's new chair.
  • A man has been charged with handling stolen livestock in Co Donegal.
  • Dairygold has decided to pay provisional on-account grain prices to growers.
  • US president Donald Trump "is not a farmer, he’s a cattle dealer", European Commissioner Phil Hogan said in Co Wexford.
  • Coming up this weekend

  • Good week/bad week
  • Dealing with fertility issues in rams
  • More from the Newford Farm open day
  • Quad safety advice