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...

Expansion of post office services can deliver rural lifeline

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER THE rural post office network should be used to provide a wide range of services such as banking, car tax and bill paying, according to a prominent Connacht farm leader. ...

Merchants and co-ops asked to be patient as fodder crisis worsens

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER MERCHANTS, co-ops and financial institutions have been asked to show ‘patience and flexibility’ to farmers enduring their longest and ‘hungriest’ winters for decades with grass growth having completely stalled over the...

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