Sergeant Michael Walsh, Garda Crime Prevention Officer (on left) who made a presentation to Galway IFA members at their meeting in Athenry on Monday night, pictured with Micheal Haverty, Galway IFA County Secretary; Anne Mitchell, Galway IFA County Chairperson and Martin Murphy, IFA National Council.

Farmers advised not to be lax on security

COMMON sense and ‘good neighbours’ can be the best security measures for farmers and rural dwellers, an IFA meeting heard in Athenry on Monday night. Close on 70 IFA members from different parts of the...
Brendan Geraghty: A great working year.

Mix of heat and moderate rainfall prompted prolific grass growth during backend

WHILE 2018 might have proven to be a difficult farming time for parts of the country that suffered the worst of the Summer drought conditions, it was ‘a great working year’ for most parts...
Machinery remains the 'big killer' on farms.

Farm deaths down to 17 last year but machinery/livestock are still the big killers

A REDUCTION in the number of people who lost their lives in farming accidents in 2018 – down from 24 to 17 as compared to 2017 – has been cautiously welcomed by farm leaders...
National IFA Dairy Chairman, Tom Phelan

Aurivo are criticised for a ‘two-in-a-row’ of milk price cuts

The decision by Aurivo – ‘uniquely among co-ops’ – to cut their milk price for a second month running was a real let down for their suppliers, at a time when markets and the...
Michael Creed

Incidence of BVD infection now at a low level

THE incidence of BVD (Bovine Viral Disease) infection in Irish cattle herds has fallen from 0.66% in 2013 to just 0.06% in 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Dept. of Agriculture. Minister...

Farmers asked to be more security conscious

FARMERS have been advised by a senior Garda to place a distinctive identification mark on all their machinery and tools, as part of a strategy to thwart thievery from farmyards and sheds. Galway Chief Superintendent,...


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