In brief: June milk surge revealed by CSO
Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have confirmed the surge in milk supplies that occurred in June.
Milk supplies to co-ops were almost 11pc higher than June last year, according to the CSO.
A total of 684.9 million litres of milk was delivered to creameries in June this year, compared to 617.5 million litres 12 months ago.
Farm safety record forms go online
FARM safety records can now be completed online in a bid to improve the dismal record of accidents on Irish farms.
The new facility, launched by the IFA, the Health and Safety Authority and FBD Insurance, also allows farmers to update their risk-assessment statements to ensure their farms are safer places to work.
IFA president John Bryan said the promotion of the online system was timely as activity on farms increased in the summer months when children were on holiday.
Fifteen people have died on Irish farms so far this year, including two three-year-old children.