Siobhan Kavanagh: Plan now for the Winter ahead.

Trying to bridge gap in fodder needs

FARMERS facing into a Winter shortfall of fodder have been advised by Teagasc to consider bridging any gaps through the purchase of concentrate feeds. With the ongoing drought increasing fears by the day of another...
Tom O'Farrell: Drought is costing dearly.

Drought costing €1,750 a week

THE ongoing heatwave conditions across the country is costing some dairy farmers in the region of €1,750 per week in extra feed costs and already fodder budgets need to be put in place, the...
Sheepdog Bella crosses the Bunnaun Stream, without getting his paws wet, as John Geoghegan and son Seán, look at the water levels dropping by the day. PHOTO: JOE O’SHAUGHNESSY.

Water levels reach their lowest point in Connemara for years

FROM motorbiking in Greece at the end of May to shearing sheep early in drought threatened Connemara, there was one common thread for John Geoghegan – temperatures above the 30 degrees mark. Last week, John,...
Galway IFA Livestock Chairman, Michael Flynn

Factories ‘own goal’ on prices is slated by IFA

THE soccer World Cup might have spiced up the UK and European demand for beef products but this week the Irish meat plants have been accused of scoring an ‘own goal’ in trying to...
Eamonn Nee: GLAS payments need to be made.

Commonage farmers seek measures to clear GLAS pay delays

RENEWED calls have been this week for the Dept. of Agriculture to clear the logjam of commonage farmers who are still waiting for their final 15% GLAS instalment to be paid out. Nationally, close on...

Minister refuses one week exemption for the early cutting of GLAS meadows

A CALL by Fianna Fáil to allow GLAS farmers ‘to make hay while the sun shines’ has been rejected by Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, who has ruled out any bringing forward of the dates...


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