Thomas Cunningham using the loy to turn the sod at the Galway Ploughing Championships earlier this month in Monivea.

Online is the way to go for BPS ‘17

FARMERS have been strongly advised to make their Basic Payment application online this year to ensure early processing, the reduction of errors and payments arriving on time to them. Last year, 102,000 applications out of...
At the launch of the County Galway Credit Unions Cultivate Brand in the Lough Rea Hotel, Loughrea, were: Mairead Baimbridge, Ann Marie Creaven, Shane Morrissey, Caroline Ryan and Catherine Browne, all of St. Jarlaths Credit Union. PHOTO: STAN SHIELDS.

Credit Union loan package aims to tackle issue of cashflow woes

THERE are over 13,000 herd owners in Co. Galway – the vast majority of them into livestock farming – and cashflow is their main worry, according to research carried out by local credit unions. The...
Councillor Des Joyce, John Duignan, IFA President Joe Healy, Sean Moran and Cathal Moran.

Glenamaddy duo bid for All-Ireland glory

TWO 16-year-old Transition Year students at Glenamaddy Community School – with a passion for Angus cattle – are this week in with a fighting chance of winning a prestigious All-Ireland title at Croke Park. Judging...
Damian, T.J. and Thomas Hynes at the Galway County Ploughing Championships held in Monivea last Sunday. .

KT cash should stay with farmers

PAYMENTS from the Knowledge Transfer Scheme – involving farmer discussion groups – needs to be skewed towards more towards participants rather the organisers, farm leaders have said this week. Galway IFA Chairman, Pat Murphy, said...
Joe Kelly, Monivea, pictured here competing in the European Ploughing Championships in Belgium, a few years back. His farm in Monivea, is set to host the county championships on Sunday next, March 12 starting at 12 noon.

County finals set to go-ahead in Monivea on Sunday

WEATHER permitting, the Galway Ploughing Championships are set to go ahead on Sunday in Monivea on the farm of well known vintage ploughman, Joe Kelly. While the recent wet spell of weather has made land...
One of the many top class Limousins on offer at the Athenry Mart Show Day on Tuesday.

Radical moves sought on GLAS

OVER 8,000 farmers are still awaiting GLAS and AEOS payments with the hold-up now set to drag on into the Summer unless drastic action is taken, according to farm leaders and public representatives. This week,...


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