Michael Murphy: price drop is six weeks early.

Lamb prices drop arrives ‘far too soon’

SHEEP farmers and early lamb producers in Galway are hoping that prices will stabilise over the next week or so after a dramatic slump that began at the start of last week. Prices fell by...
Michael Creed

A mixed reaction to fodder subsidy

A MEAL voucher system for farmers facing fodder shortages this Spring would have offered better value for money than a subsidy for transporting silage across the country at a huge cost, Fianna Fáil have...

Contest looms for top IFA job

WITH Pat Murphy’s tenure as Galway IFA Chairman coming to an end next month, there is growing speculation that three candidates will now throw their hats into the ring over the coming week or...
Mick Culkeen: A great response to loans.

CU agri loans ‘a hit’ with farmers

UP to 225 farmers from all around Co. Galway have drawn down loans averaging €15,000 just three months after the launch of the ‘Cultivate’ lending initiative by the Credit Union movement in the county. The...
Joe Healy

Creed should ‘tune in’ to fodder crisis

THERE have been renewed calls this week for Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, to ‘tune in’ to the fodder crisis that’s facing many farmers across the West of Ireland following the wet summer and autumn...
Simon Coveney

Hill farmers face extinction with new inspections

TWENTY two organisations covering a wide span of farming and environmental interests have written to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, warning him that land eligibility assessments now in place, will lead to rural...


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