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140,000 fall in beef cows is a worrying sign

A DRAMATIC drop in suckler cow numbers across the country over the last six months of 2017 – down by nearly 140,000 – should...

Rushing and long days are high risk

WORKING long hours, rushing, and the age profile of farmers, are some of the contributory factors to the high rate of injuries and deaths...

Badgers to get ‘the prod’

A BADGER TB vaccination programme that will start this month at selected locations across the country has been welcomed by Galway IFA – but...

Dept. of Agriculture had an under-spend of €78 million for 2017

THE Dept. of Agriculture has been slated for an under-spend of €78 million in its budget for 2017 – this follows on from a...

Funding re-opens near site of Derrybrien windfarm

THE second round of community funding from the ESB for projects in the Derrybrien area of South Galway has opened from this week with...

Fodder meeting urgently sought by IFA

FURTHER efforts are being made this week to call another meeting of the Fodder Action Group as concerns grow across many parts of the...

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