Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

This afternoon.

Naas, County Kildare

Parched land is stunting the growth of cereal crops, say farmers, affecting the yield and in some cases making it only suitable for horse feed. Meanwhile, hay and straw prices have almost doubled.

Can I go up on top, Daddy?

No.

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8 thoughts on “Last Straw

  1. Shayna

    This weather of late does not excuse farmers from not making hay. My Uncle Joe – 73 saved his 20 acres of hay this summer. It may not seem a lot, but it’s all for the horses. He specializes in half-bales, easily carried. Adapt and survive seems to be the key.

    1. Slip Digby

      Why didn’t all the farmers think of making hay out of all the spare grass they don’t have?Ridiculous comment.

  2. dav

    Teagasc need to step up to the plate and start discussing the size of the national herd. The lack of milk quotas has seen a massive increase and it is now clear (climate change n’all) that the country / climate cannot sustain such numbers.

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