First ever Co. Galway sale of Aubracs in Tuam on Monday

TUAM Mart will host a special sale of PB and commercial Aubrac cattle next Monday, April 7, at 1pm – this is the first ever sale of the breed in County Galway. ...

Murphy elected to IFA hot seat

ARDRAHAN’S Pat Murphy is the new Galway IFA Chairman – seeing off the challenge of Mullagh’s Noel Kelly at last Monday night’s AGM in Athenry. In what is understood to have...

A small slippage in Galway land prices over 2013

LAND prices in Galway slipped by nearly 5% from 2012 to 2013 with an average price per acre of just €6,800 recorded for last year, according to the Irish Farmers Journal latest land price...

No sign of move on cattle prices as numbers soar

WITH the weekly cattle kill remaining stubbornly high, there again seems to be little, if any, movement on cattle prices from the meat plants, despite an ongoing IFA campaign for better rates to be...

‘Tiger’s death’ has led to resurgence in CAO third level applications

THE days of agriculture and food being unfashionable as a career – a trend that peaked during the height of the Celtic Tiger era from 2005 through to 2007 – are well and truly...

Calves sought for an 18 month ‘remand’ in Loughan House and Shelton Abbey

GALWAY dairy farmers over the coming weeks are being asked to consider sending a calf to jail for 18 months before ‘deportation’ to a third world African country. The scheme which...


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