Better vigilance and CCTV have reduced farm thefts of metal

Greater vigilance by metal companies, including the recording of customers’ details, have reduced the number of thefts from farms across County Galway over recent months. The theft of metal had become...

Savage strike could scuttle hill farmers

SAVAGE cuts in the Single Payment to farmers in the South Galway area – following an inspection blitz of a commonage by Dept. of Agriculture personnel – could spell the end of marginalised farming...

Cattle trade looks good for Winter

ALL the pointers are good for a lively winter cattle trade – from weanlings through to finished cattle – a livestock forum in Ballinasloe heard this week. The forum at Ballinasloe...

No point in paying over €300 an acre for reseeding if post-management is...

IF you have gone to the trouble and expense of reseeding (up to €320/acre), every effort is needed to ensure that you have a dense, leafy clover/grass sward available for your stock next spring....

Rural suicide figures continue to be ‘quite disturbing’ in Galway

THE ongoing problem of rural suicides in the East Galway area has prompted the holding of a special three hour training programme next week in Ballinasloe, aimed at putting the first steps in place...

Farmers ‘hopeful’ that Council investigation can resolve river crux

FARMERS in the Laurencetown area of East Galway are hopeful that a resolution can be found to their river pollution problems that have dragged on over recent years. Members of Galway...


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