A cut above the rest?

June 2006
Farmers Weekly;6/16/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 24, p56
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the effect of weather and climate on dairy farmers in Bushmills, Northern Ireland. While grass has been slow to recover after grazing because of the cold conditions, silage crops have come on well due to the cover of grass. After a shaky start because of the weather, many dairy farmers have got the first cut in the silos with good conditions. However, crops are reported to be lighter than usual.


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