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11 July 2018 | Ireland

Grass growth collapse hits Irish farmers for €360m


The collapse in grass growth has cost dairy and drystock farmers close to €360m over the last six months, while the continuing heatwave is causing havoc for vegetable and cereal growers.
Figures from the Teagasc PastureBase service put the fall-off in grass growth for the first six months of the year at almost 1.5 tonnes per hectare.
This has cost dairy farmers €250/ha or around €100/cow, according to Teagasc calculations.

Full Story: Independent Ireland
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