Farmers feel the heat as lack of rain having serious impact

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moncler outlet store ‘There has been only a negligible amount of localised rain since the beginning of May, so we are facing a moisture deficit. We moncler outlet uk have gone from a feast to a famine moncler outlet sale in terms of rain. A few months ago we were up to our knees in snow and muck and we didn’t know how things would go. Now we moncler outlet are crying out for some rain,’ he said. moncler outlet store

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moncler mens jackets ‘It is very much a moncler outlet matter of wait and see over the next week which will be a tipping point one way of the other. If the rain doesn’t come, that will tell the grass to stop growing. If it goes white, it is dormant and would take a lot of rain and up to six weeks to recover. That had a knock on effect for later in the year. We are already past midsummer’s day so time is not on our side,’ he said. moncler mens jackets

cheap moncler moncler factory outlet jackets He said that while there small amounts of rain experienced in upland areas, it was not enough to stave off a water crisis. cheap moncler jackets

cheap moncler moncler jackets outlet sale ‘Some other counties experienced more rain than Wicklow but they are in exactly the same position as Wicklow farmers now, so it did not make any difference. There are undoubtedly farmers buying concentrated feed again this week as there is no grazing,’ he added. cheap moncler sale

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buy moncler jackets Meanwhile, in West Wicklow, Cllr Jim Ruttle, agreed that he and fellow farmers in the area were finding the weather difficult to deal with and that unless the rain comes, there could be serious trouble ahead. buy moncler jackets

cheap moncler coats ‘As they say, make hay when the sun shines, but the time for growing is May and June but we haven’t had that. We effectively went from Winter to Summer with no Spring. The yield of hay is lower and the we are also facing water shortages if the rain doesn’t come. My own well is holding out so far, but this weather is like that of 1995 when Ireland was check my site warmer than Crete. If the rain comes within the next week or so, we might just cheap moncler outlet about get out of it, but it really all we can do is wait and see,’ he said cheap moncler coats.

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