Archive for July 3, 2012
June rainfall was 135% up to 300% of normal. Due to the ongoing bad weather huge numbers of farmers are seeking advice on how to deal with poor ground conditions and poor grass utilisation. In many situations silage has not been cut and the crop has deteriorated significantly.
Teagasc appreciates that every farm is different and that some farms are under more pressure than others. Teagasc note that while ground conditions on drier land improve quite quickly at this time of year the forecast of further rain will put back silage making and result in more cattle being housed.