Kids go free as Mountbellew looks forward to celebration of their 109th Annual...

THE newly re-vamped Mountbellew Agricultural Show will be held in the Agricultural College grounds in the town on Saturday week next, September 14. At a well attended launch held in the show grounds, details...

Call for farm inspections to be taken from Dept. of Agriculture

THE Dept. of Agriculture has been accused by a West of Ireland Labour Senator of a savage increase in farm penalties aimed at bringing about savings for the Dept. of Finance. ...

A good harvest but growers are feeling the price pinch

GALWAY grain growers are enjoying a solid harvest return with very good quality corn mainly due to the July heatwave – but they are facing up to a price drop of €60 per tonne...

Scanning is vital aid in the successful management of our suckler cow herds

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR TO scan or not to scan? That is the question facing many suckler farmers at present. In recent years, the number of suckler cows being pregnancy scanned has fallen sharply as...

Over 350 Galway farmers penalised in the past year

MORE than 350 farmers from County Galway have been handed out penalties as a result of farm inspections carried out over the past year – the figures have just been released by the Department...

Tributes are paid to Gus who retires from Loughrea Mart after 43 years

It was something of an emotional occasion when Gus Egan retired as the long-serving manager of Loughrea Mart having had a 43 year long association with the business and is credited for it being...


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