Pictured in Athenry Mart last Saturday where over 1500 tonnes of used tyres were collected from 800 farmers in the region as part of an IFA led campaign for funding from the Dept. of the Environment were: Pat Murphy, IFA lobby Committee; Robert Murphy, Bord na Mona AES; Thomas Cooney, National Chairman IFA Environment Committee; Anne Mitchell, Galway IFA County Chairperson; Padraic Divilly, IFA lobby committee; Liam Maloney, CEO IFFPG and Bertie Roche Galway IFA Environment Committee.

1,500 tonnes of tyres left for recyling in big farm clean-up

AN estimated 1,500 tonnes of unwanted tyres on Galway farms were collected for recycling on Saturday last in Athenry Mart as part of a nationwide scheme subsidised by the Dept. of the Environment. Over 800...
Michael Flynn: Minister 'out of touch'.

Suckler scheme: a step in the right direction

GETTING a bigger and better weanling from a smaller and more feed efficient cow, seems to be the long-term strategy behind the latest suckler cow initiative announced in last week’s Budget ‘19. Minister for Agriculture,...

Minister ‘out of touch’ on beef crisis

GALWAY’S IFA Livestock Committee Chairman, Michael Flynn, has said this week that the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, seems to be ‘completely out of touch’ in relation to the seriousness of the current beef...
IFA President, Joe Healy

Migrants to fill gaps in agri. Sector

AN easing of the rules to allow more migrant workers take up employment in the Irish agricultural sector, has been welcomed by IFA National President, Joe Healy. He said that with Ireland again approaching a...
A huge turnout of farmers for Monday night's Suckler and Beef campaign meeting in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe.

Huge turnout for Ballinasloe meeting aimed at preserving suckler herd into the future

DECLINING suckler cow numbers – now falling at the rate of 25,000 per year – will lead to disastrous long-term consequences for the Irish beef industry unless the trend is arrested, farmers heard in...
John Jordan, CEO Ornua

Talent in West is sought to fill skilled agri slots

ONE of the country’s ‘biggest player’ in the food export business is inviting West of Ireland graduates to consider applying for inclusion in their 2019 graduate programme. Ornua – owner of the iconic Kerrygold brand...


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