Coveney still out of touch on feed crisis, claim IFA

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER THERE is growing disenchantment this week among western farm leaders over the handling of the Spring fodder crisis by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney – a €1 million transport subsidy for hay...

A time to think of making the most out of Summer season after awful...

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR WE all know that it has been a most difficult Spring for grass and fodder. If you are short of fodder, contact the Teagasc Fodder Supply helpline at 091 845852 or...

Under pressure farmers seek help as feed crisis takes its toll on health

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER TWO of the main organisations involved in the prevention of suicide and self-harm have reported increases in calls from people in rural areas over the late Spring period, coinciding with the...

Farm income outlook as bleak in 2013 as last year – Teagasc

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER FARM leaders have expressed little surprise that farm incomes dropped by 15% in 2012, as revealed in last week’s Teagasc’s National Farm Survey. The smaller suckler and sheep...

Appeal to dog owners after South Galway sheep deaths

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER ANOTHER appeal has been made to dog owners to keep their animals under control at all times – and especially at night – following a series of attacks in the South...

Differences emerge over how new SFP can be made fairer

 BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER  MAJOR differences are emerging as to how the payment levels of the vast majority of smaller farmers will be affected in the new CAP agreement expected to be finalised by the...


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