Lock it up: Beware of conmen doing cheap jobs and bogus tax collectors

  Gardai and the IFA have come together to try and get farmers to be more security conscious and to be far more wary of callers offering to do work at what seems a very...

Grant to tackle bacteria resistant to antibiotics

The EU has awarded €2.5 million to an NUI Galway spin-out which is taking on the global challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And four out of every five dairy cows exhibit signs of infections at some...

Mediate rather than litigate

Farm disputes can be difficult to resolve. If you are involved in a dispute that is proving difficult to settle, either a dispute between family members or a farm business dispute, mediation may provide...

Teagasc predict increase in dairy incomes

Strong growth is predicted for the dairy industry for the rest of this year with incomes generally unchanged in the other farming sectors, according to the mid-year commentary by the farm advisory body, Teagasc. The...

Live exports, increasing demand and almost no imports from Brazil boost trade

A VIBRANT live export trade, increased beef consumption across Europe, and a small drop in production, should make for a very positive back end for the cattle trade, according to Galway IFA Livestock Chairman,...
Dermot Connolly (centre) from Aughrim, pictured with his son Grellán Ó Conghaile, was the winner of the senior Galway Ram Class at Mount Briscoe Rare & Traditional Breeds Show held in Daingean, Co. Offaly. Also in picture is Paddy Glynn from Ahascragh and Sean Kilkelly from Ahenry, who were also winners in the Galway Sheep section. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Teagasc slammed on charges to farmers

THE farm advisory body, Teagasc, have been accused of ‘milking the cow dry’ with the fees that they’re charging farmers who participate in the KT (Knowledge Transfer) scheme. Independent Roscommon-Galway TD, Michael Fitzmaurice, said that...


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