Secure yards and sheds as livestock thieves stay active

GARDAI and farm leaders have again warned farmers to take sensible precautions over the mid-winter period in terms of securing their farmyards and sheds, following more cattle thefts in the Midlands last month. ...

Marts survey shows up worrying health issues for farmers

THE general health of farmers continues to be a matter of concern with high blood pressure and obesity the main offenders, according to a recent survey carried out by Croí, the West of Ireland...

Pre-calving management and good planning are key building blocks for suckler success

WITH 70% of suckler cows calving in the months February to April, most suckler cows are now in mid or late pregnancy. Pre-calving management and preparing for calving are hugely important in order to...

Massive response to waste pilot project

THERE was a massive response this week to the pilot project for the collection of hazardous farm waste in Ballinasloe with over 11 tonnes of material deposited. Over 160 farmers made...

‘Eye in the sky’ pics should not have a retrospective usage

THE ‘eye in the sky’ inspection of farms across the West of Ireland is resulting in farmers being penalised for small clumps of bushes or tiny lawn areas in front of their houses, according...

Farmers are urged to ‘clean out that shed’ and end waste hazard

GALWAY farmers have this week been urged  to pore through their sheds and storage cupboards and gather up all unused pesticides, waste oil products/coolants, veterinary containers and paints, for safe transportation and disposal next...


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