West’s farmers are being lined up for CAP ‘hit’ – Ó Cuív

WEST of Ireland farmers could end up taking the ‘big hit’ in the new CAP programme because of the failure of the Agriculture Minister to get a minimum 40% commitment from Ireland built into...

Launch of poster blitz to help tackle scourge of suicide in rural areas

A GALWAY suicide help group is aiming to get awareness helpline posters into sports clubs, GAA grounds, pubs, hotels, restaurants and marts over the coming weeks in a bid to try and prevent the...

Secure yards and sheds as livestock thieves stay active

GARDAI and farm leaders have again warned farmers to take sensible precautions over the mid-winter period in terms of securing their farmyards and sheds, following more cattle thefts in the Midlands last month. ...

Marts survey shows up worrying health issues for farmers

THE general health of farmers continues to be a matter of concern with high blood pressure and obesity the main offenders, according to a recent survey carried out by Croí, the West of Ireland...

Pre-calving management and good planning are key building blocks for suckler success

WITH 70% of suckler cows calving in the months February to April, most suckler cows are now in mid or late pregnancy. Pre-calving management and preparing for calving are hugely important in order to...

‘Eye in the sky’ pics should not have a retrospective usage

THE ‘eye in the sky’ inspection of farms across the West of Ireland is resulting in farmers being penalised for small clumps of bushes or tiny lawn areas in front of their houses, according...


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