Weather to decimate incomes

FARM incomes are set to plummet for 2018 due to the confluence of unusual weather conditions that have seriously impacted on grass growth since early Spring, according to the latest Teagasc analysis. Dairy farmers –...

Now time to restore ‘lost’ ANC Payments

NO farmer in the West of Ireland should suffer any reduction in their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments following the latest EU review of the scheme that’s now almost completed, according to Galway...

‘Advance payments’ must be made to all farmers

FARMERS with queries hanging over direct payments should be paid out their ‘advance’ in full, with any financial readjustment required, to be dealt with in the balancing payment, Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell said...

IFA support Greenways but ‘no CPOs or land divisions’

FARMERS and the IFA are very much ‘pro-Greenway’ – but the Government must go down the road of co-operation rather than that of compulsory purchase, a farm leader has stated this week. Co. Galway IFA...

Warning by ESB on high hay load dangers

FARMERS have been asked to take special care before ‘building loads too high’ when it comes to transporting bales of hay and straw in relation to overhead power lines. ESB Networks issued the public safety...

Grass shortage and ‘greed’ to blame for cuts

A LACK of grass and the ‘greed of the factories’ have been cited as the two main factors accounting for the slump in cattle prices over recent weeks. Galway IFA Livestock Chairman, Michael Flynn, said...


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