Summer Predicted To Be Good For Farmers If Rain Follows Dry Spell

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Meanwhile, the Cratloe-based General Secretary of the ICMSA is confident this will be a good year for farmers, but only if the heatwave is followed by a spell of rain.

Concern has been expressed by farming groups in the past week over the impact on grass growth, after the mercury reached over 30 degrees on several days.

Conditions are currently very dry, meaning growth is slow, but most have already had a first cut of silage.


However, Eddie Punch says there are lingering fears from the fodder crisis so many will be looking to get a second cut in and need growth to return for it: