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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.

Straw prices almost double as stud farms muscle in on supplies (Independent

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Phoenix Park, Dublin this morning.

Sam writes:

“Fallow deer graze as the long grass which has been cut and bailed near the Papal Cross. Since the 1970s with the removal of hay these grasslands has been improving. Extensive open areas of grassland such as the ‘Fifteen Acres ‘ provide nesting sites for skylark. Grasslands which are remote from the main thoroughfares, are not cut and thus provide food and shelter for invertebrates and cover for small animals….”

Mmf.

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