Pictured at the launch of the official schedule for the 130th Athenry Agricultural Show on Sunday, May 26 were society members (from left): Paddy McGee, Pat Hynes, Paddy Ardiff, Mattie Rabbitte, Mary O'Keefe, Michael Commins, Claire Rooney, Willie Hoyne, Margaret Murphy, Celia Donnelly, Morgan Rabbitte, Noel Burke, Kieran O'Keefe, Nora Speirs, Kieran Somers, Shelley Herterich-Quinn, David Rooney, John Burke, Patrick Kennedy-Lydon, Michael Donnellan, Robbie Fallon and Eamonn Brody. Photo: EIREFOTO.

New home for Athenry’s Agri Show

OVER its 130 year history, Athenry Agricultural Show has seen a few different venues such as The Rampart, The Back Lawn and more recently the grounds of Athenry Mart . . . but this...
Joe Healy: Urging farm families to attend Claremorris meeting.

Farmers’ face-off with Euro hopefuls

GALWAY farmers have been asked to turn out in force for a face-to-face meeting with European Election candidates in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Wednesday night next, April 24 (8pm). All 17 candidates for...
Professor Michael Diskin (centre) receiving the Teagasc Gold Medal Award for 2018, with Teagasc Chairman Mr Liam Herlihy (on left) and Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle.

Teagasc man’s advances in cattle breeding science brings him gold

PROFESSOR Michael Diskin – who has been in charge of the Teagasc, Mellows Campus, in Athenry  for 14 years – is the 2018 winner of the Teagasc Gold Medal. Professor Diskin is Head of the...
Adam Woods, Beef Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal

Summit on beef will be a ‘sell-out’

THE threat to the future of suckler enterprises across the country – and especially so in the West of Ireland – is expected to draw over 1,200 farmers to a Beef Summit in Ballinasloe...
Sucklers blamed in the wrong?

Sucklers not the problem with GHGs

IRISH cattle, sheep and tillage enterprises should not be made scapegoats of in terms of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) figures, on the basis that the emissions from such enterprises are only a fraction of what...
Anne Mitchell

Vulnerable farmers on the increase

FOUR out of every 10 farmers involved in cattle and sheep enterprises have been described as being in the ‘vulnerable’ category, the latest Teagasc Sustainability report has revealed. And that figure could be far higher...

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