While it might be too soon to say farmers are in a crisis situation due to the current dry spell of weather, they are certainly in a very difficult position.

That’s according to Irish Farmers Journal News Correspondent Hannah Quinn Mulligan.

The current dry conditions look set to continue into next week, with no rain forecast for at least another five days.

Experts are warning farmers to take action now to help reduce issues further down the line.

As grass growth is slow because of the heat, many farmers are feeding animals the first cut of silage and supplementing with meal.

This may have a knock-on effect later in the year and fodder stocks.

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