Willie Keane from Clostoken, Loughrea, shaking out the hay during of our recent fine spells of weather. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Seaweed to be our cure for methane emissions

INTERNATIONAL research indicating that the introduction of seaweed to the diet of cattle could help to significantly reduce methane emissions, should be followed up by further studies here in Ireland, according to Galway IFA. Over...
Vincent Flynn, lecturer at Mountbellew College demonstrating the dangers of everyday farmyard equipment in an untidy fashion.

Massive turnout for open day on safety

A CROWD of over 600 people – some of whom travelled from as far away as Malin Head in Donegal and from Kerry – turned out for the Open Day on farm safety at...
Tommy Cunningham from Mountbellew takes a well-earned break on Tuesday after finishing off the last of his tramp-cocks, making the most of our recent spell of good weather. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

EU probe says feed is cause of BSE ‘odd case’

A VERY small number of classical BSE in cattle across the EU – the type that’s transmissible to humans – probably have been caused by contaminated feed to cattle, the European Food Safety Authority...
Eoin Murphy: Not a drop to be wasted.

Teagasc research will concentrate on wasting nothing in the milk processing cycle

MILK is universally recognised as a super-food and now Teagasc are involved in research to ensure that every drop of the life sustaining liquid is utilised in its processing. According to Teagasc, it was common...
Joe McCann from Ballyconneely, Connemara showing his two-year-old colt, Hannah’s Only Dun by Moonlight Silver Shadow, at the Ardrahan Agricultural Show last Saturday. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Eligible land is k.o.’d by Department manuals

THE Dept. of Agriculture has been accused of providing one set of rules for farmers – but a different one for their own inspectors – in relation to land eligibility for CAP payments. MEP Luke...
More local flood relief schemes to get the green light.

More flood relief to get go ahead

THE criteria for carrying out essential drainage works on farmland in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon has become more favourable which means that several minor works schemes could be carried out before the end of...


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