Slow potato sales
The sale of second earlies potatoes is slow at the moment, but good quality and yields are reported.
Early sown maincrop potatoes are appearing on the market, with harvesting of significant quantities about to pick up. Most growers have blight under control.
Burning off crops will begin in the coming weeks. C a u t i o n i s re q u i re d wi t h suckler herds in August. After bulls are separated from spring calving cows, the i s o l a t i o n c a n m a ke b u l l s aggressive, so they should be put at grass with companion animals.
Never enter a field or yard with a bull in it, without protection and a means of escape. Always keep a bull’s temperament under review. Caution is also required when herding cows, as getting between a cow and its calf can arouse aggression.
Have a means of protection and escape.
A Te a g a s c / H e a l t h a n d Safety Authority (HSA) video on the safe handling of stock bulls is available on the Teagasc Beef Facebook page.