Attending the launch of the 2018 Corrandulla Show which will be held on this Sunday, June 24, were: Show Sponsors St. Jarlaths Credit Union (from left), Peter Fallon, Sharon Mulrooney Collins, Eibhlin Loftus Maloney, Bernie Diskin, Alan Shaw, Mary Cunningham, Geraldine Lawless and Josephine Glynn.

It’s Midsummer as Corrandulla Show is ready to roll

One of the biggest agricultural shows in the country – Corrandulla – takes place on this Sunday, June 24, on a 50-acre site in the village that’s located just a short drive from Tuam...
Space, scenery and stock: Older farmers have a strong emotional attachment to their farms.

NUIG and Teagasc probe emotional tie farmers have with their land

TRUE love – of their farms – is the main reason why older farmers tend to ‘hold onto the land’ into their later years, according to the findings of research carried out by NUI...
Brendan Geraghty: A dry May has saved the day.

A dry May saves the day for West’s Farmers

A WARM, dry and sunny May seems to have saved the day in terms of fodder and grass problems for farmers across the West of Ireland. May has turned out to be our driest month...

Average annual income for dairy farmers in 2017 was €86,000+ after price surge

A SURGE in milk prices coupled with major increases in output, gave Ireland’s 15,639 dairy farmers an average annual income of just over €86,000 in 2017, the latest Teagasc farm incomes have revealed. Through 2017,...
Robyn Hickey from Galway city showing her dog at Athenry Agricultural Show after her Holy Communion in Galway at the weekend. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

Suckler farms in West on less than €10,000

THE average annual income from suckler farming in the West was under €10,000 in 2017, according to the latest Teagasc farm income data released last week. Smaller sized farms in the West, lower stock numbers...
Straw: Already booked out with most grain farmers.

Late Spring leads to a lower acreage with another straw shortage to follow

MANY corn growers across Galway have already been ‘booked out’ in terms of orders for straw by livestock farmers as the shortages of the past Winter and Spring look set to have a knock-on...


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