Mediate rather than litigate

Farm disputes can be difficult to resolve. If you are involved in a dispute that is proving difficult to settle, either a dispute between family members or a farm business dispute, mediation may provide...

Teagasc predict increase in dairy incomes

Strong growth is predicted for the dairy industry for the rest of this year with incomes generally unchanged in the other farming sectors, according to the mid-year commentary by the farm advisory body, Teagasc. The...

Live exports, increasing demand and almost no imports from Brazil boost trade

A VIBRANT live export trade, increased beef consumption across Europe, and a small drop in production, should make for a very positive back end for the cattle trade, according to Galway IFA Livestock Chairman,...
Dermot Connolly (centre) from Aughrim, pictured with his son Grellán Ó Conghaile, was the winner of the senior Galway Ram Class at Mount Briscoe Rare & Traditional Breeds Show held in Daingean, Co. Offaly. Also in picture is Paddy Glynn from Ahascragh and Sean Kilkelly from Ahenry, who were also winners in the Galway Sheep section. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Teagasc slammed on charges to farmers

THE farm advisory body, Teagasc, have been accused of ‘milking the cow dry’ with the fees that they’re charging farmers who participate in the KT (Knowledge Transfer) scheme. Independent Roscommon-Galway TD, Michael Fitzmaurice, said that...
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...

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