Michael Creed

Fodder deficit is now down to 1%

A  NATIONAL fodder shortfall that at one point during the Summer was as high as 28% is now down to 1%, according to the latest Teagasc surveys undertaken on behalf of the Dept. of...

Farmer fined just €1 after Council took planning case against him over sheep pen

THE prosecution of a North Galway farmer, accused of having an unauthorised pen which he uses for loading sheep, has been described by a District Court Judge as “lunacy”. “It is like using a cannon...
Jimmy Cooney: exporters are badly missed at marts.

Collapse of Turkish lira hits hard at mart trade for weanlings

THE collapse in value of the Turkish lira is continuing to have a hugely negative impact on mart sales around the West of Ireland with an almost complete ‘drying up’ of the export trade. Marts...
Stephen Canavan

‘No TB history’ on mart boards

ANY proposal to put a farmer’s bovine TB history up on the sales boards of marts will be ‘fought tooth nail’ by the IFA, Dept. of Agriculture officials were told at an animal health meeting...

Special farming event at Maam Cross

By Marion Fox TEAGASC, in conjunction with Conradh na Gaeilge, are holding an Irish Farming Event on Thursday,  November 15, in Peacocke’s of Maam Cross from 6pm to 8pm. A mixture of Irish and English...
Stephen Canavan

Call for revamp of TB scheme

A BETTER compensation package and a far quicker valuation appeals mechanism are badly needed improvements to the TB Eradication Scheme, according to Galway IFA Animal Health Committee Rep., Stephen Canavan. He urged cattle farmers in...


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