Nearly 1,000 Galway farmers accepted into AEOS 3 plan

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER CLOSE on 1,000 Galway farmers are estimated to have ‘got in’ to the AEOS 3 scheme, announced by Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney last week – however a similar number from the...

Suckler cow exodus now on the cards

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER ONE of the most brutal 12 month periods in Irish farming could prompt an exodus of people from suckler cow and ewe enterprises, farm leaders have warned this week. ...

Differences emerge over how new SFP can be made fairer

 BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER  MAJOR differences are emerging as to how the payment levels of the vast majority of smaller farmers will be affected in the new CAP agreement expected to be finalised by the...

Appeal to dog owners after South Galway sheep deaths

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER ANOTHER appeal has been made to dog owners to keep their animals under control at all times – and especially at night – following a series of attacks in the South...

Farm income outlook as bleak in 2013 as last year – Teagasc

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER FARM leaders have expressed little surprise that farm incomes dropped by 15% in 2012, as revealed in last week’s Teagasc’s National Farm Survey. The smaller suckler and sheep...

Under pressure farmers seek help as feed crisis takes its toll on health

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER TWO of the main organisations involved in the prevention of suicide and self-harm have reported increases in calls from people in rural areas over the late Spring period, coinciding with the...


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