Pictured at the launch of the Irish Shows Association Annual Yearbook 2017 in Hannon's hotel were; Pat Corbett (ISA President) and Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD. Photo: David Walsh

Cash boost for dairy farmers welcomed

PAYMENTS have issued from last week to dairy farmers involved in the first phase of the EU Voluntary Supply Management Scheme, aimed at cutting production to help stabilise the milk market. A payment of €6.5 million...
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed and Macra na Feirme President Sean Finan at the announcement of the 2017 National Reserve

Macra na Feirme welcomes the opening of 2017 National Reserve

Macra na Feirme welcomes the opening of the 2017 National Reserve which is very significant and important to provide the priority categories of young farmers and new entrants with CAP payments which they need...
Two giant wind turbines, currently under construction, dominate the landscape at Gortbeg, Ballyglunin, in North Galway. The 'natural' generators of electricity, that will feed into the national grid, can be seen for miles around the Corofin and Ballyglunin area.

€7 per kg. is needed for Spring lambers

WESTERN sheep farmers are hoping that the combination of a late Easter and an early Ramadan, will help to boost early season lamb prices. According to IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman, John Lynskey, farmers would...
NCT for tractors on the way?

Contractors say NCT on tractors is unnecessary and will end up costing farmers

THE introduction of an NCT test for tractors capable of doing more than 40kph would add on a major cost factor that would end up being borne by farmers, it has been warned this...
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...


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