No sign of move on cattle prices as numbers soar

WITH the weekly cattle kill remaining stubbornly high, there again seems to be little, if any, movement on cattle prices from the meat plants, despite an ongoing IFA campaign for better rates to be...

‘Tiger’s death’ has led to resurgence in CAO third level applications

THE days of agriculture and food being unfashionable as a career – a trend that peaked during the height of the Celtic Tiger era from 2005 through to 2007 – are well and truly...

Calves sought for an 18 month ‘remand’ in Loughan House and Shelton Abbey

GALWAY dairy farmers over the coming weeks are being asked to consider sending a calf to jail for 18 months before ‘deportation’ to a third world African country. The scheme which...

Knackery charges are up by €50 a head this year due to Dept. rule...

THE cost of fallen animal disposal in the Connacht region has risen from €5 to €50 in the different categories this year, following changes introduced by Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, in relation to the...

Another bid to end horror of ‘killing fields’

KEEPING children safe on the farm will be the central theme of the message being sent out to farmers this week by the Dept. of Agriculture along with their Single Farm Payment farm maps....

Round bales getting scarcer?

FODDER stocks on Galway farms are reported to be ‘well up’ as compared to this time last year – but saturated fields are the main worry as farmers tentatively plan for letting stock out...


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