New bid to improve safety on Irish farms

FARMERS in the West have been asked to fully support a new Farm Safety Survey aimed at identifying key factors that could help to save lives on the land over the coming years. ...

Farmers flat-out with their own ‘Gathering’ as the silage rolls in

A FLAT-OUT week for hay and silage will be a major help in trying to build up the stocks of fodder on Galway farms for the coming Winter, according to Teagasc this week. ...

Coveney will decide ‘who gets what’ in new CAP package

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER  THE ‘nuts and bolts’ of the CAP deal will only be worked out at national level over the course of the next six months, but Galway IFA Chairman, Michael Flynn, has...

A great time of the year out the country but don’t forget to stay...

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR THE next few weeks will be the busiest time of the year on farms. Silage cutting, harvesting crops, spraying, reseeding and the breeding season are in full swing. Where ever you...

Days of mesh coming to an end as Fusion 3 delivers an all-plastic wrap

CONTRACTOR Michael Francis Murphy from Killeely, Kilcolgan, with his new Fusion 3 McHale baler and wrapper that uses no mesh in bale production. The Fusion 3, with its optional second plastic...

Galway TDs welcome Govt. decision not to sell off Coillte forests

THE Government decision last week not to sell off the forestry harvesting rights of Coillte, has received cross-party support from TDs across Galway. Fianna Fáil Agricultural Spokesman said that the proposal...


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