Galway IFA Chairperson Anne Mitchell

Relief as Minister ‘parks’ tests on tractors

THE decision by Transport Minister, Shane Ross, to confine the roadworthiness test for tractors to machines capable of doing more than 40km/h involved in non-agricultural work, has been welcomed by Galway IFA Chairperson Anne...

Department clinics going well as farmers move to online applications

THE push is on to get all farmers to have their Basic Payments Scheme application (BPS) submitted on time and online before the closing deadline of Tuesday, May 15 next. Over recent weeks, the Dept....
Tractors great and small took part in the Kilbeacanty Charity Tractor Run earlier this month to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Over 200 tractors took part in the event. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

€40+ for a round bale of straw ‘is scandalous’

VULNERABLE farmers in County Galway are being charged around four times the ‘going rate’ for bales of straw as the fodder crisis continues, according to a local councillor Some suppliers of fodder from the south...

Access to pens to be greatly restricted following critical injury of farmer at Mohill...

THE days of farmers and jobbers ambling around mart pens as cattle are being moved about, have come to an end. Marts across the region have from this week put in place new security measures...
Galway IFA Chairperson Anne Mitchell

Farmers urged to attend Hogan meeting

GALWAY farmers have been urged to attend a special event on the 2020 CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) that will be addressed by EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan. The ‘Making CAP 2020 Work for You’ is being...

Teagasc research shows that farmers remain at a higher risk of health problems

FARMERS have been advised not to neglect an annual ‘NCT’ on themselves as yet another research study has highlighted greater health problems with the farming community as compared to other walks of life. Galway IFA...

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