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Garda warning as bales stolen in Esker area

GARDAI have issued a warning to farmers to lock all gates and to keep a regular check on their fodder supplies, following the brazen...

Claims that National Framework Plan ‘fails’ the rural population

THE draft plan to mark out the future of the country between now and 2040 has ‘failed rural Ireland’, according to Connacht IFA Chairman...

Fodder scheme is flawed says MEP

FOUR critical flaws in the fodder scheme aimed at helping farmers with feed shortages must be addressed as a mater of urgency, if it...

A mixed reaction to fodder subsidy

A MEAL voucher system for farmers facing fodder shortages this Spring would have offered better value for money than a subsidy for transporting silage...

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...

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