Weather forecast

Status orange and yellow wind warnings are in place across the country for this Wednesday, with farmers urged to be cautious in damaging gusts.

Spells of rain will be heaviest and most persistent in the west and northwest, with some spot flooding likely. Top temperatures will range between 13°C and 15°C.

In the news

  • Whether it's inside or outside the farm gate, grass-fed remains the best route for the dairy industry, speakers told Teagasc's dairy conference. Meanwhile, the industry will also extend its Johne's disease control programme to all farmers on a voluntary basis in the new year.
  • A fertiliser spreader and two trailers were stolen the same night from farms within two miles of each in Co Antrim.
  • After a lull of two months, live cattle exports to non-EU markets are showing signs of recovery.
  • A worker was injured after an incident at Maam Cross Mart.
  • A dog attack in Co Louth has left a farmer distressed as he lost sheep to horrific injuries.
  • Coming up this Wednesday

  • Listen to farmers preparing to appeal their ANC status and participants in Denmark's Agromek show on our weekly podcast.
  • The latest update from Tullamore Farm.