IFA President Joe Healy demonstrates the art of rolling the fleece after shearing on the farm of Caillin Conneeley, Roundstone, at last week’s IFA Hill Farm Forum. PHOTO: ROY O'BRIEN.

Flood scheme hold-up is set for overhaul

OPW Minister, Sean Canney, has announced a series of measures that will make it easier for smaller flood relief schemes to go ahead over the coming months and years. Minister Canney told the Farming Tribune...
Fine Gael leadership candidate and potential next Taoiseach, Deputy Leo Varadkar, took a time out from the hustings to chat with Fr Christy McCormack, Chairman Ballinasloe Horse and Agricultural Show, at last weekend’s international showjumping event in the town. PHOTO: GERRY STRONGE.

Arrabawn plans for more milk processing

A SURGE in milk production across the Arrabawn catchment area could now mean that the co-op will have to increase processing capacity over the coming years. Arrabawn CEO, Conor Ryan, told the co-op’s AGM in...
Emma, Aishling, Aaron, Dylan and Cathy Furey, Athenry, enjoying last Sunday's North Galway Vintage and Heritage Club show in the Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre.

Only buy in CAN as it’s needed

FARMERS buying nitrogen through the summer grazing and silage season have been advised this week to purchase only what they need in the short-term, with prices expected to fall further over the coming months. Galway...
Part of the Dublin to Galway Greenway route along the banks of the Royal Canal.

A new look at greenways

A NEW consultation process on the future development of greenways – announced last week by Transport Minister, Shane Ross – has been welcomed as a very positive development by East Galway TD and Minister...
Kieran McDonagh, Sonny Jennings, Barry Stephens, Peter McDonagh, Alan Daly and Barry Cunningham getting ready for the Connacht Sheep Shearing Championships in Corofin village next Sunday. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Forum on hill sheep in Maam

A MAJOR forum in Connemara next week will aim to chart the path ahead for hill sheep farmers in the region, seeking to grow their enterprise over the coming years. The IFA Hill Sheep Forum...
Barry Cunningham, Togher and Sonny Jennings, Cahergal, both Belclare pedigree breeders, with some of their stock on view before Sunday’s big event. PHOTOS: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

A 35-year gap is bridged as Dr. Hanrahan’s ‘new breed’ comes back home

NEXT Sunday will be an emotional day for a number of Galway sheep breeders as, after a 35-year break, the Belclare breed make an official return to their home parish of Corofin. ‘The Belclares’ will...


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