Padraic and Margaret Niland with their grandchild Eva (5) at their farm in Labane, pictured with some of their beautiful Suffolk flock . Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

Curtain comes down on Chessy Suffolk flock after a 46-year connection with the breed

ONE of the country’s best known Suffolk breeders is having a final dispersal sale in Athenry Mart on Friday week next, November 9, at 7pm – an event that’s expected to draw a large...
Roy O’Brien, Galway/Mayo IFA Regional Officer

Planning is key to transfer of farms

PLAN rather than postpone – that’s the advice from Galway IFA and Galway Macra to farmers in regards to succession issues that have to be faced up on all farms at some time. With that...
IFA Deputy President, Richard Kennedy

More Gardaí sought in rural areas

THE setting up of a specialised Garda Rural Crime Task Force – similar to one introduced in different parts of the UK over recent years – has been called for by the IFA to...

Burren Winterage Weekend will celebrate the link between local farmers and the environment

IT’S a special few days for farmers in the Gort, Kinvara and North Clare region with the holding of the Burren Winterage Weekend – an event that highlights the link between nature and the...
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: Meat plants can't be trusted.

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,...


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