A time to think of making the most out of Summer season after awful...

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR WE all know that it has been a most difficult Spring for grass and fodder. If you are short of fodder, contact the Teagasc Fodder Supply helpline at 091 845852 or...

Coveney still out of touch on feed crisis, claim IFA

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER THERE is growing disenchantment this week among western farm leaders over the handling of the Spring fodder crisis by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney – a €1 million transport subsidy for hay...

Dairy farmers will take year to make up for lost ground

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER DAIRY farmers in Galway probably won’t ‘catch up’ as regards grass, silage and finance until well into next year, following one of the worst Winter/Spring periods in living memory, it was...

A face to melt your heart away and to sell butter to families...

THIS is the face of eight-year-old Cathal Joyce from Galway city – the schoolboy who will be fronting a series of TV ads for Connacht Gold’s low fat butter across a range of TV...

Stay safe and talk if you’re feeling ‘down’ farmers are advised

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER FARMERS across the West of Ireland have this week been asked to put safety, mental health, and proper insurance cover against injuries, at the top of their priority list over the...

Farm leaders hope that dog ‘chips’ will end sheep carnage

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER THE decision by Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, to microchip all dogs has been warmly welcomed by farm representatives this week who have lobbied for years, to have such a traceability system...

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