Tributes are paid to Gus who retires from Loughrea Mart after 43 years

It was something of an emotional occasion when Gus Egan retired as the long-serving manager of Loughrea Mart having had a 43 year long association with the business and is credited for it being...

Call for Ministers to ‘cut the waffle’ on Dunkellin crux

THE IFA’s top national representative on flooding problems has hit out at what he described as the ‘absolute waffle’ last week of Junior Minister, Ciaran Cannon, in relation to plans for drainage works on...

Warm welcome for greening initiative at Connemara Pony Festival

THE Connemara Pony Festival that runs this year in Clifden from Sunday, August 11 to 18, will be a far greener affair with a number of initiatives being put in place to make the...

Meat plants plough ahead with new cuts

IT seems to be now only a matter of ‘where and when’ as regards a major farmer protest over the falling price of beef at the Irish meat plants – this week the factories...

An ‘easy fix’ is back for farmers at Races!

THE  EasyFix rubber products company that specialises in a range of ‘animal comfort’ products and fence material for National Hunt fences, is back with its trade stand at the Galway Races this year. ...

Crisis looming for suckler cow herd

SUCKLER cow numbers could slump by as many as 300,000 over the next two to three year period, in the process undermining the whole future of the Irish beef industry, a Galway farm leader...


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