Padraic Gibbons: CIC Chairman.

Flexibility needed on GLAS hill plans

‘MAXIMUM flexibility’ must be shown by the Dept. of Agriculture as regards the implementation of Commonage Framework Plans, details of which had to be submitted by October 31 last. Around 9,000 farmers on 3,500 commonages...
This 645kg. Friesian cow sold for €850 at Mountbellew Mart on Monday. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

€1,700 was tops at Mountbellew dairy herd sale

THERE was over an 80% clearance of the Mountbellew Ag. College’s dispersal sale of dairy cows on the Bank Holiday Monday with a top price of €1,700 achieved. 45 out of the 55 cows offered...

‘Act early’ on fodder budget for the Winter campaign

FARMERS have been strongly advised to do an ‘early assessment’ of their animal feed supplies and stocking levels to ensure that they don’t take a financial hit next Spring if silage is scarce and...
JJ Manton, Dartfield, Kilreekil, doing his fodder rounds on the tractor with his dog occupying the passenger seat on the tractor. PHOTOS: HANY MARZOUK.

Push to steer tractors away from test loop

THE commitment from the Dept. of Transport to re-enter into a full consultation process on ‘NCT type’ testing of tractors must exempt the agricultural sector from a ‘confusing, unnecessary and expensive’ layer of bureaucracy,...
Brendan Geraghty: Land saturated after five wet months in a row.

Land is soaked after wet Summer

IT may not turn out to be one our really wet years but the Summer and Autumn of 2017 could break some records for the consistency of its rainfall. A very dry first five months...

NUI Galway project to highlight environmental spin-off from lime usage

NUI Galway are to link up with Teagasc in a close-on €250,000 research project aimed at highlighting the environmental importance of not letting soils turn too acidic. The project – funded by the Dept. of...


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