Small farmers still waiting for GLAS cheques

Almost 1,400 farmers across Galway and Mayo are still waiting for their GLAS funding to arrive – nearly three months after payments were due. That’s according to local Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív who claimed that...

Irish milk could leave our shops

A shortage of Irish milk on the supermarket shelves during the winter months could become a reality unless liquid producers receive a viable price for their product, IFA President Joe Healy has warned. He was...
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...


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