Playing catch-up with the sowing season.

Only half of corn crops in Galway are sown as we slip into May

JUST about half of Galway’s grain crops were in the soil up to last weekend in what has turned out to be one of the latest Springs in living memory due to the poor...
Eamon Nee: Expensive big bales are not the answer.

Big bales ‘little help’ to farmers back West

BIG bale ‘imports’ into Connemara are just not working as the start to the grazing now looks set to go back to mid-May, a local farm leader claimed this week. Galway IFA Hill Farming Chairman,...
Anne Mitchell: Increase Ewe Premium to cover extra cost.

Relief as Minister ‘parks’ tests on tractors

THE decision by Transport Minister, Shane Ross, to confine the roadworthiness test for tractors to machines capable of doing more than 40km/h involved in non-agricultural work, has been welcomed by Galway IFA Chairperson Anne...

Department clinics going well as farmers move to online applications

THE push is on to get all farmers to have their Basic Payments Scheme application (BPS) submitted on time and online before the closing deadline of Tuesday, May 15 next. Over recent weeks, the Dept....
Tractors great and small took part in the Kilbeacanty Charity Tractor Run earlier this month to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Over 200 tractors took part in the event. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

€40+ for a round bale of straw ‘is scandalous’

VULNERABLE farmers in County Galway are being charged around four times the ‘going rate’ for bales of straw as the fodder crisis continues, according to a local councillor Some suppliers of fodder from the south...

Access to pens to be greatly restricted following critical injury of farmer at Mohill...

THE days of farmers and jobbers ambling around mart pens as cattle are being moved about, have come to an end. Marts across the region have from this week put in place new security measures...


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